untold treasures…

untold treasures

when a warring tribe
stole the bone inlaid
village treasure box
bapa dola
instructed his students
to construct a new one
when they asked why
given that the treasures
were all gone
he said
each person in the village
has known for many years
that the box was empty
it held only their faith
in tomorrow’s fortune
with
the size of their
personal treasure
according
to that faith

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