What Does It Mean to Be Human?

You found some bones in a cave,
and I’m proud of you.

Let me ask:
Is it a graveyard or a crime scene?

While we dally over links to the past,
we evict the present as jetsam.

What if we dare to bestow the title
on these barely human creatures
but in accepting the notion
with the same dignity –

who deserve it by right,
whether evolutionary or not.

My pride has its limits.

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