One day announced himself at my front door
Unbidden and unknown and on a mission
For a faith I took as just a superstition:
He said that we’re not made for enmity.
But, rather, we’re hardwired for empathy;
Though malefactors practice double-dealing,
Still most of us are moved by fellow feeling
And do to others as we’d have them do
Compassionately, while standing in our shoe.
“But I thought Darwin said, ‘It’s tooth and claw’”
I said. He said, “He later fixed that flaw
And recognized survival all depends
Not on our enemies, but on our friends.