Friday, November 4, 2016


                    The universe seems programmed to produce
                    From its most elementary particles
                    More complex entities for higher use
                    While reaching ever higher pinnacles.

                    That we’re the highest yet, we may suppose
                    For lack of evidence of any higher,
                    But surely, out there, we have friends or foes,

                    A knowledge we’ll eventually acquire.

                   Meanwhile, how should we best prepare to meet
                   Such awesome aliens from outer space
                   Who, if they find us, will no doubt defeat
                   Us easily, unless we win their grace.

                       Our best defense must be to show we’ve grown
                       In peace and love—and come into our own.