Saturday, January 7, 2017


                    Both foresight and imagination make
                    Us who we are as humans, able to
                    Perceive what other creatures find opaque
                    By mental imagery that brings in view
                    What is remote from us in space and time,
                    So we might then anticipate and plan
                    For outcomes ordinary or sublime
                    More than all other earthly creatures can.
                   What then distinguishes us humans more
                   Is that which lets you read my words right now,
                   This language I’ve transcribed, the very core
                   Of human sapience, and that is how
                        We’ll save our species from a fatal end,
                        For on clear reasoning our lives depend.