HUMAN EVOLUTION II
Which way will human evolution go?
It seems it’s up to us now to decide,
Who often prove to be our own worst foe,
Unable by good reason to abide.
That sapience for which we’re doubly named
At best my prove a hopeful prophecy
Once our malicious instincts have been tamed,
And we’ve arrived at generosity—
Which means a kindness owed to every kind,
Transcending “nature, red in tooth and claw”
Toward which all other creatures are inclined,
Though we have recognized a higher law,
A mandate of which there is none above:
To manifest what’s best in us: that’s love.