What Is Caesar’s
Render unto Caesar he told them,
and they thought he spoke of coins,
listening to the light jingle
in their bags, compared to the vast
clamor they heard among the wealthy,
succumbing to the false promise of greed.
They failed to recognize the image stamped
was the emperor’s profile, while the image
embossed upon their frame,
their fiery creativity and capacity
for kindness and mercy,
JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. His blog is jddehart.blogspot.com and his first chapbook, The Truth About Snails, is due Fall 2014.