After the Pharaonic weekend
We were talking
Pharaoh had a few questions for me
I answered them the best I could
Buying and selling in a daily schedule
Gauging the market
The obvious buy low sell high, etc.,
I spoke about wanting to return home
Because the buffet
At Pharaoh’s affair
Was meat meat
I have a softness for the misunderstood beasts
I would never think of eating one
We owe the working animal so much
Its willingness to serve —
We turned to the personal matters.
The women and the conspiracies
The desperation of flotation devices
Concealing our real motives and desires
The hunger within for competence
Of course love —
Filling the unformed and empty
We discussed first the market
Then the family
Then the personal
We were about to arrive at politics
At the intersection
Wait – let me make a list.
I took out a stylus, a fine one made in Babylonia,
And I made a list.
These are the problems I will solve first\second, etc.
Let me take these one by one
And I began to repair each broken shard of the world.