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Survival of the fittest ww13 May 2012

Inevitably we beat the supermen
we had to: they were a threat
with their reason and compassion

they came to save the world
but we could not let them
they wanted to give us a chance
they really wanted us to be like them

for all their intelligence
we were better animals
they credited us with human faces,
the dangers of anthropomorphism

homo sapiens sapiens: we are the first
species to wipe out our own successors

their skulls were of a delicate porcelain
curiously thin, a design fault perhaps,
it was always so easy to smash them

 

 

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