People do things wrong, I know. I've been a people for awhile; Often conscious what we do Lies between less than optimal, And somewhere far more hideous, More angry, carnal, deceptive. Evil or sick: it's possible we're both. And then we alternate between Moral and psychological explanations: Unforgiving of lapses of the first kind, Understanding of mistakes of the second. People we disapprove of are evil; People whose tribe we identify with Can't help what they do, or are excused. These distinctions are often arbitrary. Evil or sick: it's possible we're both. We must decide if we believe People have agency or not, And if so, when or when not; We cannot fix a problem which Is only a problem for our enemies And that we're blind to in our friends. Evil or sick: it's possible we're both.