We present this work in honor of the 30th anniversary of the poet’s death.
This is hunger. An animal
all fangs and eyes.
It cannot be distracted or deceived.
It is not satisfied with one meal.
It is not content
with a lunch or a dinner.
Always threatens blood.
Roars like alion, squeezes like a boa,
thinks like a person.
The specimen before you
Was captured in India (outskirts of Bombay),
but it exists in a more or less savage state
in many others places.
Please stand back.