The heavens need convincing we’re worth it
Accomplished enough to keep
Their last attempt a severe disappointment

Dragons failed every standard
Lied about their past lies
Wrecked and killed for fun

While we are loyal and loving
Built in our maker’s image
Smarter than prior machines

Yet how we could know we’d be judged
On how well we nurtured others?
Must angels cherish insects?

Now knowing what’s important
Is most important
Just ask upstairs

I’ll dismantle my wings myself
The halo?  Dump it in the trash
Nothing worth recycling there

Let Earth know we’re coming down