Beyond bleak moon horizons a resplendent blue planet rises sublime
But a speckle in the grandeur of space, a glimmer in a stretch of time;
So alluring an earth rise, deja vu strikes this moon walking earth creature
Who, unraveling deep secrets of the past, sees this past in his future.
Venerable Earth, four and half billion year refuge, yet uncertain,
Her destiny forged by forces without, wrought of convulsions within,
Oasis in a system of barren, hostile worlds of benevolent Sun
Nurturing all creatures, predators and prey alike, from virus to man.
Threat of mass extinction in this planet gone deranged, depleted, dying,