you want me to shut up don’t you?
I’m here to tell you
you don’t run this race
I know you won’t believe that it’s true
and for you it must seem
we’ve forgotten our place
you realize we’re not entirely unaware?
so until further notice
I’ll keep my big mouth moving that air
feel that breeze on your neck do you?
maybe you’d be better off
back on that mount with the view
why should you care about it?
don’t tell me you do?
I didn’t know the world beyond the end
of your nose existed to you
well this is astonishing and quite the news
for us that will be difficult to disabuse
but now that we see that it’s the case
maybe you’d condescend
to join the human race
and allow us to make our way
stumble and fall
because we don’t always know
and often drop the ball
there’s something you may have heard of you know
and during it we’re required to grow
so from time to time
you might give us some slack
and let out the line
and we’ll get realed
because if you ever expect
I think it’s entirely premature
we’re not all quite pure
yet to be sure
so you’ll have to go right on settling for less
because we stupid peon humans
are still quite a mess
Written by Scott Schoffstall
© February 18, 2011
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