We look to see
the small fires in our galaxy
around which float pebbles and gas balloons
mostly icy rocks and dots festooned-
to be able to discern from a distance
their construction, we learn
that we exist amongst many worlds-
billions in just this whirlpool alone.
We now see
the exciting possibility
that the worlds we find
will be of a certain kind:
small, blue, green with a white cloudy haze
hoping that perhaps we may one day
the telltale signs of wondrous life.