As a species we’re
Somewhere between sentient –
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
Given all the stupid stuff we still have to deal with today due to nothing short of lack of rationality, we’re definitely not an intelligent species. Sure, we can do some pretty intelligent stuff, but that’s like a minority among a majority of things we do with intelligence, or lack thereof. I’m not saying there’s one absolute right answer to a lot of things to be rational about it, but along a continuum of answers, we’re still on the wrong side of intelligent on most things that shouldn’t even be that grey. Just think religion, human rights, discrimination, etc. Even science and news is now made more grey than ever.
The R-series poems were composed while I was out running, in an effort to find time for writing in a life that is always getting busier.