We could go on like this forever
an elbow for an elbow, a spleen for
a spleen, an eyelash for an eyelash
a toe for a toe (it would have to be
the same toe), a breath for a breath
a lip for a lip, a neck for a neck,
you should stop me because I
could go on forever, a glance for
a glance, a knee for a knee,
a wrinkle for a wrinkle, a buttock
for a buttock (see, you really
should have stopped me.)
I’m not sure what our need is
for an assemblage of equal
punishments for equal crimes.
I have no use for someone’s eye.
I’d like to give the loud talkers
my headache instead of more
loud words. I’d like to give
knowledge and opportunity
to those who are stuck
feeling their only out is
to steal my sheep. As an aside
I’d love some sheep who feel
free with the wool so I could
knit some sweaters for those
cold cold judges who spend
all their time making laws.
My donkey fell into a pit.
What are we going to
do about that?
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