HOMO SAPIENS SAPIENS SAPIENS
So, what is progress now? Which way’s ahead?
What is the next enlightenment in sight
As we the “sapient” are slowly led
Onward to wiser visions of what’s right?
What heinous -ism is the next to fall
Now race, religion, gender are addressed?
What backward attitude will then appall
The sensibilities of those most blessed?
Is it that human beings are carnivores
Who kill and eat our species’ next of kin?
Is there not something in us that abhors
Such practices and knows to name them sin?
Our next advance in wisdom then may be
A vegetarian sensibility.