Are We Alone?
behind lenses, missions, metal dishes,
algorithms for calculation beyond our capacity,
search a cosmos
deepened by ingenious innovation.
We watch with them,
titillated by expectation,
minds drenched in the vast.
Perhaps we can escape.
Around us, the elements of our composition
swim slither divide walk fly bud creep and call,
dismissed by our distractions,
damaged by our dreams.