From on aloft, King David espied Bathsheba bathing in her courtyard.
into her scented precincts — ensuing a pregnant tussock.
A consideration then by the King one might think?
Steadfastly refused Uriah, the Kings command — attend to Bathsheba.
to smite "anything that breathes,” those teaching “you to follow all,
the detestable things they do in worshiping their gods.”
Towards this obedience; in the pains of battle all coital relations shunned.
into battle Uriah, ordering Joab, commander and kingmaker rolled in one:
Before one knew it, one turned itinerant.
tongue, be-ing, humanity: a state of being where titles mean little,
the earnings even less. But food is now on the table.
A repast in lieu of past deprivation? That deserves thanks and praise!?