Tuesday, June 10, 2014


    What progress and development may mean
    throughout the course of human history
    is often guessed but not yet clearly seen,
    since we’re not certain what we’re meant to be—

    or if intention is applicable:
    a master-plan in some designer’s mind
    to make a perfect individual,
    an end toward which our species is inclined.

    If evolution is no arrow aimed
    to hit a target in futurity
    (despite what some philosophers have claimed),
    we still may grow to some maturity,
         a natural consequence of trial and error
         that takes us to a state that’s richer, rarer