“For ages we were fox and bear,
broom and teakettle, mountain and wave.
Now we’re rabbits under a rising gun.
Watch us run.
Fluffy tails, tender meat,
hiding in holes and on the street.
Under subways, in the park,
between the bushes in the dark.
Our teeth are strong,
our teeth are long,
Watch us run.”
“Long in the Tooth”
Sunrise Records, 2032
(rough draft: rev. 2)