DNA: Do Not Assess

Your DNA can just attest,
you're human, yes, like all the rest.

Biology's a low percent
of who you are beyond descent.

This skin is thin. It cannot hide
the trillion things alive inside

your brain outshining galaxies
with all of its complexities:

it fail us, each genetic test,
to know ourselves, define what's "best."

The true exams? Our proctored views:
to not assess but disabuse

ourselves from questions poorly posed
on how we have compared, composed.

Instead, let's learn, begin to teach
deep wisdoms better minds may reach.

DNA: Do Not Assess © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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16 lines.  89 words.  DNA/superiority challenge prompt - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2735939-Who-Could-Ever-Feel-Truly-Superior-Once-The
Submitted: November 24, 2019

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