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Camel Jockey
Inspired by and my reworking of the song "Colored Spade" from the musical "Hair"

February 6, 2007
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I am a camel jockey
A desert coon
A sand nigger
A sand surfer
A dune coon
Wearing a turban

An Islamist
A fundamentalist
A Taliban
A Hezbollah
Enriching uranium
With Jihad in mind

Ali Baba
Sinbad
Ayatollah
Crazy Abdul
Apu and Manjula

Big nosed
Brown skinned
Hairy all over
A carpet on my chest
Another on my back
Sweaty and stinky
With bad breath
Smelling of fried unions

Cab driver
Liquor store clerk
Gas station attendant
Fry cook

Saber rattling
Goat fucking
Allah worshiping
Backward
Ill-tempered
Aggressive
Polygamist
Barbarian

My diet is
Camel milk
Camel meat
Sheep's brain
Its eyes
Its tongue
Its innards
And testicles
Yummy!

So please if you see me
Walking down the street
Cross over to the other side
And stay out of my way
I might just spontaneously combust

-Rotterdam, Netherlands

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