I’ve got to say as a being that is
human, not a human being,
that I reject Plato’s idea that we
are something less, a corruption.
I reject the religious view that we
are god’s alone in his awful realm.
Kant is wrong that we are essentially
rational beings given to the universal.
And Nietzsche thinks we are all about
our will to live an authentic life
when will is a luxury that only some
can afford in all of life ‘s constraints.
I say I am something less and something
more, that I am mine and mine alone,
that I can be rational and irrrationaI
and this is still all of me, and my will
is to make a life that might have
meaning but I can never be sure at all.
All I know is that I am, I think, just me,
a person that exists as a creature
among many creatures and as I look
up to the sky I wonder about the Why.