HOMO SAPIENCE II
That we are here, we human beings, aware
Through our evolving sciences of all
We’ve come to comprehend, subtle and rare,
Must be regarded as our Rise, not Fall.
That tree of knowledge, tempting us from Good
By showing that it had an opposite
Is but a fable long misunderstood
Although a tenet of our Holy Writ.
“Knowledge is power,” as Francis Bacon claimed,
And yet, agreed, it may be misapplied;
Our homo sapience should be well aimed
With calculated wisdom as our guide.
Not only into knowledge must we grow,
But into sight that shows us where to go.