Because we write constitutions
and fly planes and engineer sheep
I forget that we are beasts too

Because we hug slabs of silver light into the night
and wake up to a beeping bomb
I forget that we once rose with the dawn

Because we can send a rocket to Jupiter
split molecules and see our own DNA
I forget that we know nothing

Because we can build our resumés
get our degrees and tell our stories
I forget that these are just extras

Because we lock the door at night
and go into our little boxes
I forget that we don’t own anything