Sunday, February 13, 2022

Fables Mostly Unpack Proverbs

So, you know the proverb
Attributed to God,
Claiming it’s easier

To get a camel through
The eye of a needle
Than it is for the rich

To get into Heaven?
God, the richest of all,
Would know—would also know

What’s less often remarked,
That those camels are owned,
As those needles are owned,

By the rich who order
Flogged poor camel jockeys
Condemned to try to coax

The camels of the rich
Past the eyes of the rich
Glinting like small needles.

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