Ancient Sacred Texts Conversing
in the Library at Alexandria
That camel herder is learning
to Make a Million Deben
while his son reads
50 Ways to Seduce Women.
Near the bay window
one reads Cleopatra’s Beauty Secrets
as if inner beauty doesn’t matter.
These people have the universe
at their fingertips but they don’t care.
They’d rather read the usual goat skins.