Ive interviewed biologists
And folks on farming mailing lists,
And zookeepers, and breeders of all metazoan life.
But none of them have given me the answer that I beg:
Which came firstthe chicken, or the egg?
I know how foxes get their wives
Know why they mate by twos, not fives
And similar for almost every creature on the Earth.
But still I cannot say (although my knowledge-base is vast!)
Of the egg and chicken, which came last?
Ive plumbed the mysteries of birth
And yet, for all this datas worth,
I might as well have never bothered with one bit of it.
Ive yet to learn the answer to the query thats my curse:
The chicken or the eggwhich one came first?
Id like to get above it
Or else, failing that, just shove it
But the mystery will haunt me for as long as I exist.
Unless I someday learn which of this duo was first quickened:
Was it the egg? Or else was it the chicken?