I with the sin of despair
for the world my species has spoiled,
the fox for its hunger,
its rabies, its dirty coat
slung over a frail skeleton.
(from the poem "The Ruiner of Lives," by Chase Twichell,
reprinted in Dark Horses: Poets on Overlooked Poems,
edited by Joy Katz and Kevin Prufer, Univ. of Illinois Press, 2007)