Triple sunset

A poem on life in a multiple star system.

Is there life on planets that orbit many suns and not just one?

Here lies the bathing light of the red dragon,
Deepening horizons on a world so foreign..

Yet much like a heaven that is our Earth,
there could be water on its surface unhurt..

Could there be life too on this land of the triple-star,
Would they also figure out who they are?

Would they comprehend the distant binary-star show?
That they are the suns of the one they know!

Oh what a view it would be,
for life there to see!

But if on that world,
there isn’t any,
let it be the carved destiny of humanity.

This is a poetic follow-up to: How Isaac Asimov used science fiction to point out our biases