Variation on a Parable

Six elephants, each bat-like blind
Devised a scientific plan
To make up their collective mind
And find what kind of thing is Man.

All felt in turns, that clumsy clan
That each might new perspective bring.
Unanimous, they found the Man
A flat and messy sort of thing.

Daniel Galef

If you have any thoughts on this poem,  Daniel Galef   would be pleased to hear them.