sparrow in a concrete bunker

‘I cannot imagine being
better than you’
Lord, you lack imagination.

I am better than everyone –
Give me time, i can do
what Newton did for knowledge
Aurelius for Rome
Caesar for power
Khan for land
and God for sons.

But i am also so much worse –
In three seconds, i will have
gulped angrily a mile offwater
sacrificed body to the altar of gravity
while soul whiles self
to claim, worry, boredom
or inheritance.