Man isn't static, like the animals,

But free to evolve.

His pagan beginnings in

A pre-dualistic context of lopsided sensuality

Eventually led to a Christian climax

Of dualistic balance between

The flesh and the spirit,

In which man assumed the mantle of God.


Modern man, however, is lopsided

On the side of the spirit

In the post-dualistic context

Of transcendentalism,

And is accordingly drawing near his end.

The Superman will be as different

From modern man as primitive man was

From his ape-like ancestor,

A species towards which

Transcendental man aspires.

We need not regret the passing of our own.