Poetry by Dan Brown
Intergalactic Planetary: Part Deux
Man uses his creative faculty to explore the vast reaches of his imagination.
He wants to think that we are not alone in this present, visible paradigm universe,
that we are not but an insignificant afterthought, yet,
despite this feeling of insignificance he also wants to think that others
from across the universe want to visit us, as though we are important enough to visit.
the ones whom the travelers from outer space want to visit
would have been civilizations of long ago
disappeared and unremembered.
The speed of light goes both ways.
We search through space, imposing patterns
to comfort ourselves that there is a uniformity, to blindly believe that the universe is orderly
we fool ourselves,
for every supernova there are a thousand black holes.
Editor’s Note: You may like to read part one of this poem in the debut issue of The Flying Saucer Poetry Review.