HOMO SAPIENS SAPIENS
What wisdom have we humans yet to master
To govern our wayward intelligence
And spare us from the inevitable disaster
Our follies will soon reap as recompense?
When Homo sapiens sapiens grows sapient
Indeed, and not in aspiration merely;
When we have straightened out in us what’s bent,
We’ll recognize what we have longed for dearly:
The sanity of wholeness and good health,
Prerequisites for durable well-being,
Of all treasures, the highest kind of wealth
And for one’s soul what’s ultimately freeing.
The wisdom to discern what’s best for all
If mastered will redeem us from our fall.