They found two new planets recently,
older than us by a few billion years,
which makes me quiet
and exhilarated at the same time.
Not that I think we are owed another colony,
a landing pad for our waste
or even a fresh start
because I am not ready
to swallow the end
to our beginning.
I just want to know
if they have wrestled answers
out of the sky.
Are there beings like us out there
who have sorted out the topic of death
and is tofu good or bad
and should I let my son binge
They say we will never know
because they are too many light years away
but I can’t help wondering
did they grow up rational