Monday, December 21, 2015


                    Intelligence pervades the universe
                    Informing galaxies beyond our ken,
                    A matricosmic source primed to disburse
                    World upon world upon world, amen.

                   Now here we are on Earth, one tiny speck
                   Within the vastness of infinitude,
                   Able to peer out from our ship’s deck
                   Yet seeing nothing whereby to conclude

                  That meaning is inherent in it all,
                  Unless it’s what we make up on our own
                  While contemplating mysteries that appall
                  Or, worst of all, the thought that we’re alone.

                       Not faith but reason should dispel that fear,
                       For others are, as sure as we are here.