the shepherd

a good shepherd
one who cares
with a staff
called ‘favor’
pastured the flock
that had been
marked
for ‘slaughter
the flock protested
the shepherd grew weary
breaking the staff
he asked for his pay. . .
and they paid him
thirty pieces
of silver
~~~~~~
by JD Collier
based on Zechariah 11:7-12

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