Is it possible for our New Europeans to possess virtues?
They would have to make friends
with our heartfelt desires and most secret needs.
They would have to know how to appease
our hazardous curiosity,
our mellow disguises,
and the candy-coated cruelties of our spirit…
Somewhere, buried deep
within the labyrinth of consciousness,
they undoubtedly lurk,
so eager for our fosterage.