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The Genius of the Species

No love begotten of flesh
Is clean enough for angels,
The animal we are
Seldom sniffs the purity
To which they aspire.

Through the physical
To the spiritual,
And through the spiritual
To the physical,
Have human hearts ever
Dreamed greater foolishness?
And still, not quite extinct,
We remain as we ever were…

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