to be
a shepherd, The Shepherd

to sheep

those foul, obstinate
foolhardy & dumbest of
creations by
His Heavenly Father

for example, their wool’s
a catch all
for everything
everso contradictory to

their very well-being

for near & dear
to them in their once
fluffy fleece

can be found the likes
and dislikes of
mud, burrs, sticks,
ticks, lice
and clotted manure,

which only a
close shearing
can provide relief &
release from the

metaphor of a
human being stubborn

in sheep’s clothing