a bed in babylon

life as a camel

we cherish our burdens and carry the weight of our sorrows through the thin meat of the day long and hot in a wavering desert. 

life as a dog

sitting on our haunches at the feet of the master, begging for commandment. food for the belly, and our soul, hungry we turn and learn to hide the bruises on our knees.

life as a cat

sitting in a high up place, we look down upon the wretched and dumb, licking our hands clean of the night.

life as a rat

wretched as a gutter, beautiful are the meek 

life as cattle

fattened for the fire

life as a man.