All boys' human
physical inheritance
carries the instinct
for sex oppression
and tribal dominance.
Some, taught self-control,
learn to be gentlemen
for peace and good sense.
Those who aren't
grow up as tyrants
at home and at war
to dick-tate His-story
of World events
or go extinct.
Then let us defer
now to the mothers'
calming presence
so delusional men,
broken out of their box,
return to the balance
of life and death
amid the paradox
of Nature's abundance.

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