What Is It?

What is it that sets us apart
from the rest of the living world?

The world of insects, birds and other beasts,
that eat and grow and copulate
to multiply just like the humans do!

Is it the length of our season,
being the sole species that remains in heat
for some days, each month, all year round?

What is it that distinguishes
one human being from another?

Is it the face, a stretching of the skin
over our skeletons that seem
almost identical except the width
of the bones that formed the base?

Or is it a thing even shallower
like our complexion or the race?

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