OUR TRUE NATURE
The new cosmology sets all things right,
Illuminating finally our dark night:
This early dawn of brightening consciousness
Implies our species’ ultimate success.
Benighted in our lust for dominance,
Possessed by some megalomanic trance,
We’ve lived bewildered, wreaking dreadful harm,
As if we’re victims of some wicked charm.
And yet that evil was but ignorance,
A lack of wisdom that can now enhance
Our species in this living universe
With still unfathomed wonders to disburse.
Through empathy we’ve finally grown kind:
That state toward which innately we’re inclined.