Carnivore


By SANDY ROCHELLE


I am a carnivore.

I swallow pain and digest grief.

The universe is my ally.

The stars my bedfellows.

The moon my brother.

The deep soil knows me well.

I walk the well-worn earth.


Sandy Rochelle is a widely published poet, a featured artist in the film Bohemia, The Life of a New York City Poet, a member of the Acting Company of Lincoln Center, host of the President's Award-winning television series On Our Own, and a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the Spoken Word category.