Letter to Lan (part VI of VI): A Winter's Tail cont...
Laughing and lifting the box to my eyes
While cooing as I had in the beginning
I got to admire my friend again
now caught in my little tin prison
Of me he didn't seem the least bit afraid
nor mind my gawking over
how cute, and clever, and incredibly small he was
Oh, what a nose! Especially when viewed from up close, so stacked and compacted
not to mention this most extraordinary serious appetite, even for mice
Certainly, it was high time to expel him from this tasty side of paradise!
Creature comfort corruption convinced me
to find a place far...