Did you know that after Jonah escaped
from that whale, he got rich?
Yessir. He sprung out the great
gray belly with pockets, pouches
and sacks full of gooey ambergris.
Musky hunks like melted wax.
He amassed a fortune thanks to its
value as an ingredient in fine perfumes.
All the whores of Babylon smeared
themselves irresistible with the honey
sweet scents made from the mercurial
goop that God buried inside
the whale’s intestines.