Oyster

 

When the oyster gets an irritation

it wraps itself around the cause

secretes its own cure

and creates a thing of beauty

inside of itself


like when Jesus said

we must forgive seventy times seven

the oyster forgives its intruders

and caresses them in salty liquor

until there are as many as 51


another oyster has 80 some

and this is not an exaggeration

the world’s record

of oyster forgiveness

amazing all who see it!


Franklin, Tennessee  Woman bites into an oyster at Puckett’s Boat House and finds 51 pearls  4/6/15

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