Ruminations and evolutionary psychology
Accompanied Darwin on his five-year voyage
To observe our world and search for evidence
That might help explain how we came to be.
His curse and blessing colored each observation,
As he collected rocks and made entries into a journal
That carried the weight of his work and
Hopes of a species that thinks to survive.
Maybe these solipsistic fits of misery
Fill a purpose larger than ourselves
By enabling the intellectual excellence
That helps us all move forward.
When we turn off the television
And listen closely for the sounds
Of strange reptiles scampering
Along distant coastal shores,
The voyage continues.