“The Nomad and the Dromedary” by Michael D. Brown, PhD


The camel in his kindest tone
requesting relief from his master,
from the desert night's cold.

Hard pressed to decline a plea
for help, the nomad reluctantly agrees.
The camel squatting thru the archway

of the tent almost straddling limbo
carries his single hump inside.
Morning with its heat arrives
the nomad waking finds himself outside.