The origin of the measure carat is the carob seed, each one 0,2 grams

of camels and carob seeds

spoke the chiropractor

you cannot come here
all the time


need to do something

about your workload


which is added to

one carob seed at a time
                     a measure of coal
                     under pressure

following the seam
to its natural end


I understand the calculus
of basic labor rights
said the camel

no succor

in the Taklamakan

except shed tears
and snotty nostrils

Poetry by Katarina Wikholm
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Written on 2012-11-24 at 15:35

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Very nice.

Katarina Wikholm
Jim - a straw, yes, but diamonds are forever. Which is why I changed the metaphor.

All this time I thought it was the straw that broke the camel's back.