Wednesday, May 13, 2015


               Perhaps we should believe we’re all alone,
               A singularity in the whole universe,
               Since in our span, that’s all we’ve ever known,
               Perhaps a blessing rather than a curse.

               The alien invader that we’ve dreamed
               And fantasized about in fictive tales
               Is typically no savior but a fiend
               That suffering humanity bewails.

               Perhaps it’s we who are the aliens
               We dream about and dread unconsciously:
               For all the harm we’ve done, we owe amends
               To Earth for our headstrong temerity.

                    If anybody comes from outer space,
                    Let’s pray they’ll save us from our own disgrace.