I should really stop reading your work, as it is too damn good. You are teaching me a thing or two and I find myself in the zone of proximal development. This is a good thing, it will allow me to reach that bit further now.
As far as I can make out. This poem appreciates the intellectual aspect of the human condition, but also the recognition that sometimes just being 'mortal' and be like, as Jarvis Cocker states, 'like common people'