I’ve been alive on this planet for roughly a billion and a half seconds
Rocks have been around for more than a billion and a half years
My life measured not in coffee spoons, but in seconds
A rock’s life measured in years
The difference in scale unfathomable
Can we ever hope to acquire such cosmic patience ?
We, merely a blip on the horizon of cosmic time
Our journey from origin to extinction just a blink
We forge ahead only with a unique brain
Intelligence but all that separates us from other creatures
Who plod along in spite of us
Mutating, adapting, evolving ever so slowly, imperceptibly
By the grace of man
Who must, after all, respect the immensity of the cosmos.