Telepathy – could it be radio ?
Could we ever evolve to receive it ?
You’d better believe it !
Pigeon already can, you know,
Or at least, the magnetic field,
So science has revealed.
And then there’s electricity,
Made by the platypus and eel
To help them stun or feel.
And, for sheer simplicity,
We all see visible light, or course –
Well, that’s the self-same force !
But could we ever transmit ?
Is a rare and gloomy presence,
Though it looks like it might fit –
Lengthening the waves it sends,
Detected only by its friends
Who see much deeper in the red –
Though still strictly line-of-sight,
And not exactly bright.
So next – a wire in the head,
An aerial – but what does that solve ?
And how could it ever evolve ?
And the energy required
To beam-out further than a voice
Will never make it nature’s choice.
No, we’ll never be wired,
We’ll never buzz with secret speech –
At least, not till we’re cyborgs each…