We are alone

Once upon a time,

we thought, as a species,

that we were part of a

grand scheme of eternity,

in a universe centred on us,

even designed for us.


But now,

as we look deep

into the universe

with more clarity

than ever before,

and still quietly hope,

maybe even wish for,

something, someone,

to be out there in the great unknown,

there is the unresolved feeling

that we are alone.