In solar systems near and far
in between moons and meteor
around rings of gas and dust
Does music play?
Are there frequencies high or low
whispering the secrets of civilizations long gone
or those of generations just beginning?
Our tireless satellites capture movement,
Who transcribes the songs from
light years away;
the lyrics of other worlds?
When we finally find them
these future tense hieroglyphics
will we be grateful or terrified?
Language is a virus from outer space