poem10 Jun 2013 08:00 am


I was born an orphan
a wild and savage tiny thing
and you caught me looking up
hunger making my eyes wide

You took pity on me, Ursa Major,
Big Bear,
nursed me with the warm
cream of your stars, wrapped
your shining paws around me
and licked me clean
with your comet tail tongue

Mother Bear
you have given me the skies
and the night stars
glimmering like fireflies
and I am grown now, feel
the planet beneath me
but earth and rock
are not the hunting grounds you showed me,
are not the wilderness
you bequeathed on me

Mother Bear
I am your wild child
my lips already parted
for the chase
of comets, planets’ rings,
clouds of dust
and maybe somewhere in the black
I’ll find something living wild and savage
as did I


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