I really, truly
at this tight moment
can’t remember
who first bit into the apple—
Adam or Eve.
But that’s the point
isn’t it?
What difference
does it make?
I’ve never done
anything by myself.
Oh, the choice, I say,
is mine alone,
but how did I
go about finding
and selecting the options?
How did they appear?
True enough, Donne
and Merton,
no man is an island,
ever!

–Allan Cox