Why did you have to choose that loaded moment
to descend onto an unsuspecting visitor under your tree
in an obscure english garden,
pushing mankind to look below and under
when until then they were content to just gaze upwards for all their predicaments.
Not so long ago, the pie that you offered
symbolized a beautiful moment of organized ritual
where members gathered around you to share a bite imbued with love and gaiety,
And your namesake of today exemplifies guarded secrecy and withdrawn privacy
where the circle has grown infinitely but shrunk in intimacy
and bytes are shared aimlessly, anonymously and vainly.