THE POSSIBLE HUMAN
Here comes a newborn human to this world
In whom potentialities lie furled,
Each needing to be triggered to emerge
So we may ever flourish and diverge,
Adapting to all circumstance and change,
Extending our experience and range.
Yet in his case, what is the likelihood
That his potentiality for good,
His aptitude to help the world advance
Toward Love and Wisdom has a decent chance
Of being realized against the odds
That he’ll succumb to lures of lesser gods?
How can we shape our babies to become
A whole that’s always greater than our sum?