Endless wealth
held out its hand to me
for me to take
as a bride.

I thought a million
apple blossoms
in spring orchards
a better match.

Paul doubted
my choice of mate
and chased
after endless wealth.

His feet betrayed him
a thousand times
when he stopped
to help strangers.

A 23andMe test discovered
a once recited Bible story
mutated into
a good Samaritan gene.

copyright © 2020 Kenneth P. Gurney

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