The Superman isn't the thing
That Nietzsche's 'great noontide'
Might lead one to believe,
But a life form superior to man
And inferior to the Superbeing.
The Superman won't be God but godly,
For the Holy Spirit will be transcendent,
While the Superman
Will be partly mundane
And therefore tied to the beastly.
But he will be far less sensual than man,
Because freed from the natural body
And thereby elevated
To the post-human heights of
A brain artificially ran.
Having an old brain
Will keep him inferior to the Superbeing
Of the millennial communes
Which are destined to supplant him
With the termination of all pain.
But the old brain will be
Kept under tight control
As he expands the new brain
With the aid of such synthetic drugs
As the leaders may extol.
And thus he will know a superior form
Of upward self-transcendence
To transcendental man,
Whose television spirituality in appearance
Is the contemporary norm.