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
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.