Illustration of lucy shuttle in space wth australopithecus afarensis

High School Third Place Winner

Tsehai Alfred, 10th Grade
Good Hope Country Day School, US Virgin Islands

Art by Tsehai Alfred

In humanity’s quest to discover our origins
We’ve created the clean line of evolution,
An identifiable image,
From Hammerstone to,
Handaxe to,
Pendulum swing to,
Printing press,
Grunting hominoids to refined humans,
In this line
As we’ve inevitably straightened out,
There’s an urge to find our beginnings,
Our brains more sophisticated
We want to discover,
Whether that be ourselves,
Or our universe

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