[1976]

[Aberdeen]

A Bengal Tiger

leaps through a hoop of flame

in the Lost World of Aberdeen;

no barrier,no balustrade between us

and the beast,but the animal is trained,

responsive,and we gasp near an esplanade:

you can smell the sea,feel your heart beat.

We sit in the sand agog.

**Part2toFollow,spinnin plates,let me know if you’re reading,friends**

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