They're showing people in the London Zoo,
Scantily clad and frolicking on rocks.
I'll grant that it's a funny thing to do.
But the zoo's spokesman says that we're a pox
Upon the planet. I don't know about you,
But I resent being called a plague. He mocks
Our success - mocks the way we grew
In knowledge and power and overcame all blocks.
We've overrun the world. That much is true.
We humans are hard to keep inside a box.
That's why it's funny to see us put on view,
Like wild beasts confined by moats and locks.
Only one species eyes the moon and stars
With plans to visit. That's us. Next stop, Mars.