The Big Ones spoke about the
things they had learned and
about how the Red Sun was a
massive ball of hydrogen,
how its heat and light drove
the currents in the sea and
stirred the clouds in the sky.
They learned about and named
the elements and broke them down
into atoms and electrons.
They understood biological
chemistry and discovered their
ascent from lower forms of life.
They inferred from analyzing the
light of the far off suns that
life like their own could live out
They burned forests and mined the
mountains, they studied creatures
on far off islands and collected
specimens for dissection and
The air soon saw flying machines
and radio tamed for communication.
They looked out and tried to
listen for others who might be
Listening and waiting.