D. H. Lawrence
I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.
I Like Rats
I never saw a rat
Sorry for itself.
I never saw two rats
Consoling one aniother for being rats.
Rats live good full rat-lives with other rats.
Rat mind and rat heart plunge them into rat sex with
other impassioned rats.
People say they are poison and ugly and cause disease.
I say people cause disease.
I never caught a cold or syphillis or gonorrhea or
manic depression from a rat.