Selfish Nature

I used to value rationality
But as the rational hawk clutches a field mouse
And as the rational wolf snaps a fox’s neck
I consider the implications
The hawks and wolves
Clutch us in their teeth
Their lust for blood and power
Subjugating those who scurry below
Those who hide where it is cold and dark
The green and wet
Living in the balance
Between the earth and sky
While sharp claws grip mountaintops
And curved talons eclipse the sun
The gravity of rationality might dethrone them
Such that we might pet the sleeping hound
And feed the modest songbird
Intentionally denying our selfish nature



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