Monday, May 16, 2016


for Daniel R. DeNicola

                    The Spirit, Soul or Essence that is life,
                    That animation with which we are rife,
                    Throughout the Cosmos seems the most profound
                    Of all the spatial wonders that abound.

                   But that we randomly occurred by blind
                   Coincidence, instead of being designed
                   By some implicit Mind, seems most absurd:
                   A conscious cosmic Source must be inferred.

                  If that be so, then we must wonder why
                  We have, and what directives may apply
                  Implicit in our cosmic consciousness
                  Prescribing the design for our success,

                      Assuming, then, we’re an experiment,
                      Let’s say that flourishing is our intent.