Why should one uplift another?
What does each gain from the other?
How does barter and knowledge flow?
What makes civilization grow?
How do masters impart learning?
What keeps progress always churning?
The ancient desert tells these truths.
The evidence of distant roots
Knowledge passed from the lesser gods
To serve their interests far abroad
To teach the civilizing skills
And speed the structures nature builds
Exchanged for metals, food, and more
Explaining patterns to explore
Ritual secrets serve their system
Hiding sources of their wisdom
Primitives when they first appear
Umanu when awareness nears
Self-sufficient before they leave
Elohim’s tale—if you believe.