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Preacher in the Duck Blind

The preacher in the duck blind
asks, "Why seek succor
when a man need only ask
in order to receive it."

Moles don't have a choice.
They live underground
their entire lives
without a periscope.

The sun is not for them
nor the moon or stars
unless a mole at night
slithers from its burrow

to look around and finds
a gray wolf waiting.
Seeking succor isn't wise,
a mole is quick to learn.

No teat or udder after infancy
provides the succor needed.
Worse, no rocket ship can take
a man or mole to heaven.

The preacher in the duck blind
asks, "Why seek succor
when a man need only ask
in order to receive it."


-- Donal Mahoney