For a camel to stand
atop the great pyramid of Egypt
he would have to drag his knobby knees
across those windblown stacked-up stones
a thousand times, i guess.
He would have to heft his humpy back
along that blocky incline steep
so as to maybe even see
across the blue mediterranee
to the birth of democracy
in ancient Gree--
stands for a camel
creeping up to the apex of history--
so unprecedented the dromedary
For a camel to boldly do that
was just about as likely
as a million of Egyptian citizenry
to throw off tyranny
to make their nation free.
And yet that is what we,
the world, did see--'twas about as likely
as a camel through a needle eye
in that land thirstee,
panting for liberty.
Yet its what the world did see
the eleventh of Februaree,
the day they toppled old Hosni.