Seeing birds flush, you fall to your knees.
You couldn't eat a hazel grouse for what

you make of it: the soft berth of your own
great reliable outcome. Configured, yourself,

out of the quiet blood of beasts, you could be
conducted on a little cord held by a child.

Suddenly, you have the mildness of a giraffe
with its discrete, unrequited interest in other animals.