I saw a movie tonight 
about a boy lost at sea 
for 30 days, 60 days, 
something monstrous. 

He shared his raft 
with a Bengali tiger,
an animal that wanted 

to kill and eat him. 

That animal--his 
needing it to live, 
needing not to be 
killed by it--kept 
him alive.

The animal left him 

on dry land without 
saying goodbye. 
It walked into the jungle, 
it did not turn around.

That animal, was 
not one of us.

He thinks about it, 
that love, when 
he pours his cereal.

He survived.

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