The Ibex

My panther is active tonight,
hungry, intent,
nobody’s business but her own

not content
to leave me
gutted by moonlight,
I must be
her lair-thing,
her skin-to-lie-on,
her gnawed bone.

The Balcony, University of Queensland Press, 2008
http://www.uqp.uq.edu.au/Author.aspx/996/Brooks
© David Brooks