Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Water in the Desert

Water in the Desert

It is no accident that underneath one of the driest deserts on Earth
There are underground Rivers of water
Flowing from where flowing to where?
Discovered by accident by orbiting satellites.

We have so much water on this planet but so little available
That can sustain life

We now know that certain life forms do not require sunlight or carbon
They live by consuming Arsenic
I wonder if they may be intelligent?
How do you tell if a protozoa or bacteria is an intelligent life form?
We need a new set of criteria that defines intelligent life

Right now we do not even have a good definition of what a living thing is
Some things act alive but aren't
Some things don't act alive but are
Politicians fall into that category.

Some of the life-forms that we have already destroyed
May have been intelligent life forms
Now we will never know
We may have already met intelligent life from outer space

Thought it was a weird looking bug
Squashed it under our heel.

The water is the thing
Our scientists say "gotta have water"
Life can not exist without water.
Why not?
Because we think everything in the Universe has to work like Earth

Silicon would make a good base for life
Its even transparent
Don't have to breath
Can reproduce by cloning

There may be aliens living among us now
Who have always been here
They look like us
Just checking us out

Waiting to see how long it takes for us to blow ourselves up
Most civilizations eventually blow themselves up
Or kill themselves one way or the other.
I can just see the aliens placing bets on what year
We're gonna drop the big one.

Then after we have blown ourselves off the map
And quit poisoning the water
It will start to run pure again
It will get little microbes and stuff from outer space

And off we go again
I get tired of growing gills and turning fins into feet
Maybe we could do it a different way this time.
Let us lie around not moving
And let the Rocks be the Living Things

Wouldn't that be cool
I mean, we've got all the time in the world to do it
Over and over again
Till we get it right.

Does not sound like there is much intelligent life here now
We could use some even if it comes from outer space.

Come, my Space Brothers!
Show us how it's supposed to be done!

© 2010 Philip G. DeLoach

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