The Tail of the Recalcitrant Donkey

If his ears swivel one way,

Christ is coming.

If they swivel the other,

he is chewing seeds.

Behind him,

countless details.


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About genemyers

Gene Myers is a New Jersey poet, music journalist and columnist who learned to walk twice. His weekly column is called The Joy of Life. He was awarded first place in Arts and Entertainment Writing by The New Jersey Press Association.
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3 Responses to The Tail of the Recalcitrant Donkey

  1. Charmi says:

    Love the whole poem, but the last line kills me! Wonderful!!

  2. Dave says:

    … there is a tale of a donkey carrying the statue of a deity. folks bow to the statue of the deity. over time the donkey thinks they are bowing at the donkey. the person walking the donkey has to remind the donkey they carry the symbolic and are just a jackass. like how yours has a Samuel Beckett quality in the poetic word play. 🙂

  3. Don says:

    another one of my favorites. I don’t know how you do it!!

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