When your mother’s belly rose,
I did not leave you unmoored,
but bound and docked you by umbilical cord.
And when the floodgates opened, and you
washed forth like a turtle,
held aloft and helpless in a stranger’s hands,
all things belonged to Me.
But now you call things that have always been Mine,
and withold them from the poor.
Where did you get them, if not from Me?
Show me this, that you call yours,
and I will show you.
The Earth is the Lord’s.