I've known many who will scream
at the sight of any thing
with appendages that number
anywhere over four
and others who'll turn and run,
'pon sighting a creature with none
I've seen some cower, all brave men
at the very thought of contagion
and yet more cringe with fright
when nearing an edge or height
some of those I've known will sit and cry
rather than look an audience in the eye
and amongst all these irrational fears
over which people shed tears
I know of few like myself
who wish to bridge the gulf
between the stars, that have motivitation
yet still hesitate, filled with feelings of trepidation
when upon our past I contemplate
and realize, that above all else, I fear that
amongst the wilds and unknown,
we'll encounter a species like our own.