I am a skeptic of advance.
I think it is a giant con.
Half caught between the old and new,
we pant to catch up in a panic.
We seem to put a great reliance
the world without us can’t go on.
Suppose we sign prenatal contracts,
before, in life, we each are birthed—
what are the gains we hope to see,
to justify such harsh conditions?
Be reassured, we check our facts,
the gains are worth these tours on earth.