At the moment of its birth, the baby whale
Must swim to the surface, breathe in, and exhale.
The fawn in the jungle must land on its feet,
Like the giraffe and the zebra- or they’re soon dead meat!
Who taught the eaglet to use updrafts to soar?
Aeronautics was built into his very core!
And with no lessons, no learning through trial and error
Tailor-bird and weaver-bird build a perfect bower!
Why did nature not hard-wire, have an in-built plan
For the undeveloped, blank slate of “sapient” man?
Our potential we’ve left largely untapped-
Even though to changes we’ve learnt to adapt,
We are forever spinning, as is our planet earth:
Enquiring and learning, taking mental rebirth.
Programming our minds, understanding ever more
Maybe that’s what we’re meant to do- experiment, explore!