The Brass Ass, Virgin Mule and Golden Burro: God's Asses
An Ass Fable by Sage Sweetwater
...Virgil Ernest Cofferham threw the horseshoe in the trough of pinchbeck, the alloy of copper and zinc, Virgil Earnest dipped the horseshoe in the imitation gold trying to pave his way to heaven, sham threw a ringer, marked by the townsfolk who sang Amazing Grace.
...Virgil Ernest in the company of God's Asses, the brass ass, the virgin mule, God's made hymen shut her pure, so the golden burro mounted Frastas, the alchemical he-donkey who liked it hung and hard, metallic and shiny, deep in the pinetum, the Lord's plantation of pine trees for observation and religious experimentation.
...Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, "Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you."
...And Isaac said to his father Abraham, "My father!"
...And he said, "Here am I, my son." He said, "Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?"
...Abraham said, "God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son."
...From the pulpit commentary, And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass.
Copyright Ms. Sage Sweetwater, firebrand lesbian novelist