The Universal Idiocy of the Human Race
Remarque wrote the words
I borrow for the title to this poem
my response is
oh my yes and amen.
I’ll never forget being dumbstruck
learning that the average IQ was 100
and I’d always felt anyone under 120
was moron par excellence.
What, me intelligent?
Maybe not. The crown for idiot king
lies upon the head I call my own
I always thought there was hope for humanity
and still do,
but I read about war
in novels, poetry, history
trying to comprehend the incomprehensible
why humans so willingly kill one another
when the species’ survival is at stake
with or without intelligent leadership,