Our attributes helped us excel
In ruling the world where we dwell;
But without these same traits,
We’d not seal our fates
By blowing the whole place to hell.
This animal always has said:
“I’m the greatest thing since sliced bread!”
But now overshoot
Shows a dumb swinish brute
That’s very soon going to drop dead.
To live, we all must compete
Against others we cannot not defeat;
As resources deplete,
Some will cheat with deceit
To have enough people to eat.
We evolved. and right from then on,
Bursting with promise and brawn,
We thought we were clever,
We’d live on forever—
But “poof!” just like that, we’ll be gone.
I can’t take much more of the hate
And knowing what’s coming: our fate,
The suffering, lying,
There’s not too much longer to wait.
By studying nature we learn
Of a species’ normal concern;
Though unbearably sad,
It’s not ‘cause we’re bad,
But simply that now it’s our turn.
Rational thought wasn’t wrong—
The reptilian brain was too strong;
We just couldn’t solve
How to better evolve,
And that’s why we’re saying “so long.”