In the Search for Intelligent LifeRascal2017-09-17T17:27:30+00:00
In the Search for Intelligent Life
I will glide through the rings of Saturn resplendent and seven times recite “Al settimo splendore” from Paradiso. I will rise to the lonely terminus and read a eulogy for the death of a star. I will juggle meteorites in the airless space of longing and name them for lovers who died on impact. I will calculate Hawking’s Theory of Everything and sing about the righteousness of math. I will discern the sun’s inspiration for creative irradiance and apologize for the blaze of my own delusions. I will do all through an eon of phantasmagoria before intelligence mosses over bigotry on Earth.
Sem Megson’s work, which explores how people both raise and lower themselves to deal with our ever-changing world, has been published in American, British and Canadian literary journals, and has been produced by theatres in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, and London, England.