Love and affection are the highest kind
Of feelings for which humans are designed:
To treat another with humanity
Means demonstrating our true sanity;
Behaving otherwise means we are cursed
Descendants of that ancient fabled first
Two of our kind, who lost us Paradise
Because they let a wicked snake entice
Them into disobedience to God,
Who’d raised them to humanity from sod.
The best we can do now as recompense
Is to live lovingly and grow less dense,
Illumined as if by the sun above—
By the transcendent principle of Love.