23 Jan 2016 – Neanderthals

So, Neanderthals still stride among us?
They breed in Blue states, breed in Red states, too,
sequestered in their pistol-packin’ enclaves
until the madest candidates blow through.

None now speaks of social evolution –
believing we’re all growing towards the truth.
Watch the news – or read the daily headlines.
Are you left still in need of further proof?

The Internet, now there’s a two-edged blessing.
We once could live for ever and not know
that lunatics and fruit-loops now surround us,
no sane place yet remains where we can go.