An Old Question


The ancient question is: which one came first?
The Bible says it had to be the bird,
and science argues that old bubble burst
as soon as positing a proto-hen,
not quite a chicken yet, that laid and nursed
the egg that held the gallus gallus chick.
My reasoning in general coerced
the view an egg alone would be absurd –
a parent sat before that shell dispersed.

(Magic 9)

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