MB – I wonder if you still would have felt uncomfortable had I put it in the first person and assumed the voice of the bobcat? As you may know, dramatic monologues are one of my favorite forms in poetry. I like to think that some of them have come off rather well. But what makes this kind of writing here feel intrusive to me is the presumption of the omniscient narrator — hence my (non-)conclusion. As a writer, I am really much more interested in intersubjectivity and in what happens when we switch masks.

[Update – I took my own advice. See next post.]

David Harmon – Yes, I also like to think we can connect with other species by accessing pre-literate and pre-verbal parts of brains. Thanks for weighing in.