Of equal worth are all on earth.
Each life unique, the strong, the weak;
Respect is due, for me, for you.
Until the ultimate event,
We must decide how time is spent.
At best, there’s only you and I.
There is no underlying: "Why?"
We each should therefore question: "What?",
And "Who?" and "How?" and "Where?" and "When?".
Then to our heirs bequeath the lot:
Their birthright from five honest men.
Nicholas Thomas 1996