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The Egyptians changed their minds

about letting the Jews go.

The Egyptians came riding

with their chariots and spears,

and horses. Let’s not forget

the poor bloody horses.

A big wave came rolling,

the Egyptians drowned,

and Moses led the people

to freedom. That’s how it goes.

The wheels! Look at the wheels,

chariots rusting in the sun.

Who imagined the wheels?

There must have been someone

right from the beginning,

the world without end.

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Published in Louis Simpson Poems

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