One day, an ape picked up a small stone tool,
became a human, turned into a fool.
The humans harnessed flame and made the wheel,
built many weapons of iron and steel.
Made wars, explored, crowned kings, beheaded queens,
built cities with industrial machines.
Wrote books, freed slaves, built schools—we’re not so bad.
Sent rockets blasting off from our launch pads.
Always connected, never once alone.
Now lonely dumb apes, glued to our smart phones.