Oh, the marvelous wonder of Man,
See the plane fly over Japan
how inexorable his glorious Ways.
the object dropping from its bays,
The Image of the Being Supreme
a product of the American Dream.
thrusts him forward to Perfection.
Grandiose claims of Natural Selection
Wisdom! Wisdom! What grand Pursuit
cannot hide the inner brute,
is the mighty quest for Knowledge
that no one wishes to acknowledge.
that leaves Man from Ignorance emancipated.
Shattered frames will lay emaciated,
No thing shall stay his sure Progress,
and in the flash fluoresce
with infinite Potential, and his Mind so keen,
in a hue of such a ghastly sheen,
all the World surely is within his grasp.
as clouds mushroom from the blast.
©Kenneth Mick III October 2011
[Note: This was published in the 2012 issue of the BCC Zine.]