Early To The Party

The lights are on
The table is set
But no one has shown up

There are no precursors
There are no forerunners
There are no ancient aliens

We were here first
We are the “wow” signal
We are the alien probe
We are the future ruins of an alien civilization

Someday there will be life out there
Someday they will look up
Someday they will hear our signals
Someday they will find our probes
Someday they will study Earth

Maybe if we work together
Maybe if we get off this rock
Maybe we will be there to say
“Hello.”

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Author note: This was inspired by this NPR blog post that suggests that Earth may be the first place intelligent life has appeared in the universe.

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