It was maybe 20 years ago
A man was found in a cave in England
He’d been there 9 thousand years
But had been preserved by cool dark dryness
Enough to leave some DNA in a molar

A history teacher from a little town
Maybe 11 miles away
Thought it might be fun
To see if anyone nearby 
might be related to this man
from 300 generations back

He got Oxford to test 20 people
Whose families he knew had been
Around for “awhile”
There was one match – It was him

But he was 43, an only child and never married

Retrospectively,  a tragic story 
of the death of a long, long line
9043 futile years of suffering 
for nothing