Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Animal (jungle fever)

on an island filled with jungle
we were prowling the beaten track
swatting mosquitos
the heat made me swell
and it made you melt

and it made us both


we detoured into a clearing
surrounded by coconut trees
we husked ourselves

I pawed and lapped at your fur
while you took my tail in your mouth and
and gorged

then we stumbled out back into the wet air
and the sun
and joined the rest of the animals

years later when I heard what you did
through friends
and crazy stories in the newspaper
I always remembered that you

were obviously
even back then
an Animal.
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