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by Chris Sorrenti

and when you do finally find something
in all that waste of space
will you then Search your own
Extra Terrestrial soul
for the right Intelligence
or let your species slip back
into the primordial soup?

Radio Telescopes photo radiotelescopesRED1_1.jpg

© 2006
Photo courtesy of the Net

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Author's Note: The closing poem in Questions & Answers.

Posted on 08/27/2006
Copyright © 2020 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charles E Minshall on 08/27/06 at 04:56 AM

Fun Chris. Great picture...Charlie

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 08/27/06 at 05:09 AM

Yes, we ought to return to the basics in search of the so called ever illusive 'soul', the source of all that is, from experiencers point of view. brilliant.

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 08/27/06 at 06:15 AM

Maybe it is time we contemplate the proper use of the spoon vs. the flavor of the soup!

Posted by Kyle Anne Kish on 08/28/06 at 03:17 PM

And who are we ... really? Your words make for a powerful, bone-chilling and quality read ... letting very little slip through the imagination. Back to basics, be who we are, let life in, fill the void, forget or remember freud? Great read, Chris. :)

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 08/29/06 at 02:02 AM

Good question pointed and direct. Great illustration!

Posted by Glenn Currier on 08/29/06 at 01:14 PM

Extra Terrestrial soul indeed. We best start finding it or we WILL end up in the soup... or maybe the point is to realize we are already there but for our miopia, can't see it. Sometimes I get so tied up in being a pea I can't see the soup. Wonderful piece, Chris. Beautiful image.

Posted by Christel Crews on 08/30/06 at 11:59 PM

very intriguing! it made me think and rethink it :) so simple and yet there are deep levels to this short piece :)

Posted by David R Spellman on 09/05/06 at 12:39 AM

Very poignant and how so true! Reminds of my own SETI poem in some regards. Why do we bother when we can't even get along with ourselves!?

Posted by Bruce W Niedt on 09/21/06 at 04:09 PM

Oooh, snap! Right to the point with a fine metaphor. Let's get our own house in order before we visit someone else's.... d:-)

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