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The Conjugality of Hydrogen and Oxygen
In the galactic vastness
Wherein we reside
On planet GJ1214b,
(newly discovered and 2.7 times the girth of Earth)
There is much more water than stone.
The aqueousness of that random rock
Sets me to wonder,
The Immensely Improbable Conjugality
Of two common elements
Wherever they meet
All that lives.
That these two spouses,
Produce an offspring,
So vitally potent,
So ubiquitous to all that
Breathes and gasps and sighs,
Requires of me,
A respiring mortal,
Is this happenstance or design?
If on Earth, and Venus and GJ1214b,
(perhaps also, across the sky, from end to end)
This richly unlikely communion is found,
It seems to utter,
A subtle but unmistakable call of a
Cosmic Presence, so
Its Union so wholly incalculable,
I am here,
-- and endowing.
Copyright, 2012. Yosef Gotlieb. All rights reserved.