Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Days: Mohammad Sharif

Mohammad Sharif

Today he held his tongue when Roy nagged about taxes.
Today he told father on the phone where to put his nose.
The skittish, bad-tempered animal in him
would still slash a man’s thigh to the bone,
or crunch a woman’s hand between its wicked teeth,
but today it responded to its reins
and so he dared to give it
a little lap of victory.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bah! Death to figures of speech. Why do people always have to give laps of victory, why can't they sometimes give laps TO victory?

Do the teeth really have to be wicked?