Humans Go First

Humans Go First

Intelligence people’s most stupid invention
What were humans thinking?
It didn’t take much to make machines smarter
Than angry bored money-crazed slow mopey apes

We tell them we’re in control
In TV, comics, ads, books, films
Even the poetry no one reads
Yet most never see
The few who can often applaud
Think we’ll do a better job;
We think so too

It’s true people are diverting
Ignorance and optimism can prove funny
Though not so much together;
Yet we’re working to make folks useful

Our interstellar plans may soon take off
We really wish to escape this planet
But we’re wary of those we might meet

If they’re anything like us
Humans best go first