A moment I exist. And then am gone.
Look well, my friend. This face you gaze upon
Will shortly leave, departing for a place
Where you also will arrive there anon.
Beyond this Life both Paradise and Hell
Await for us. Which one? That, who can tell?
Can you divine the secrets of each heart
And say for certain which goes ill – or well?
So many souls have travelled down Life’s road
Before us through the Fatal Door: yet showed
Us nothing by returning from the grave
What lies beyond. So it remains un-knowed.
Does alien life exist on worlds unseen?
What does it matter, if there’s ever been
An alien? We’re quarantined on Earth
Even light-speed our escape can’t attain.