Sentient Life Worth Saving

Given the size of the known universe,
It's logical to assume that such profusion
Was not created solely for our benefit.

Given intelligent life elsewhere, it will
Either be of lesser, equal, or greater
Intelligence than our own.

The probability is that all three
Conditions exist in vast numbers.

The new mythology looks to the stars
For a saviour race that will lift us up
Into the heavens with them.

Since we haven't been received,
We must not pass the test yet.

©2016 Michael Fraley

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