Exactly what you were thinking right?
Well... yes it is a poem. The Latin translates to, "Man is naturally curved in upon himself."
Homo curvatus en se es
We are not yet humans.
We are the whales that breach
our oceans with beautiful gestures,
only to soon sink into our own
We await our evolution--
the hope thrown off between crashing
waves--when we are found
on the shore,