Tuesday, April 19, 2016


                 Creating value is our human goal,                    

                 Pursuing what will somehow serve this Earth,
                 And only we have this explicit role
                 Because we can divine and reckon worth.

                 Instinctively, most creatures can discern

                 What’s good or bad for them, but only we
                 Have the innate capacity to yearn
                 For what may well enhance humanity.

                And, beyond that, we feel a higher calling
                To guarantee the Earth is flourishing;
                Although at times our actions are appalling,
                At best we choose ways that are nourishing.

                    Then, once we’ve mastered this transcendent grace,
                    We may be visited by friends from space.