42. Take me to stay with you

A beggar stood
Before
God, man and Satan.

To God he said:
“Lord, take me to stay with You
In Your Boat.”
“Your desire is granted, My son.”

To man he said:
“Brother, take me to stay with you
In your boat.”
“Sorry, my boat is too small.”

To Satan he said:
“Esteemed Friend, take me to stay with you
In your boat.”
“Certainly, you will not only stay,
But be the boatman
And thus relieve me
Of my long and endless task.”