I liked the time when we had laws
Which folks mostly followed because
Nature, they say,
Works one basic way:
Red both in teeth and in claws.
Envy’s a sin, it’s been said,
It really can mess with your head,
And we can foresee
How’s life’s going to be:
The living will envy the dead.
The elites were having a ball,
When a masked figure came in the hall;
The dying Prince yelled,
“…And the Red Death held
Illimitable dominion over all.”
Species come, and they then disappear,
And some leave their mark on our sphere;
But studies have shown
That humans alone
Wreck the whole fucking place while they’re here.
Nature red, both in tooth and in claw;
Trials to change failed because
It was what it was,
With a mind ruled by reptile brain law.