Femelle De l'Homme

Fille de marbre, en rut! — CORBIERE

My tiger burns too
But the tiger in the zoo
Is what you wanted
Not the eagle eating out of your hand
Nor the sparrow
Oh, the jungle knows
Its aristocrats -
(The Bucks and the Johnsons
Have seen to that!)
Its Cohens hating the Jews
its Negro B.A.’s
Outtipping a white man
In Harlem cafés,
And the tiger in the wilderness
Would sooner the dove as kin confess
Than the tiger in captivity.