The Evolutionary Tape


We ran the evolutionary tape
Backwards as Gould directed
One-two-four billion years

We argued with smart chickens
Joked with brilliant bats
Applauded all humanoids
Lupine, ursine, alpine
Corrugated brains
Bulbous, baggy joints
But Never
Not Once
Did they produce Us
Make their own intelligence
Electronic and limitless

We conclude:
Humans one of the least imaginative beings
We love to create