Amit Chaudhuri – Balthazar

 Amit Chaudhuri

This poem was published to twitter at 1pm every day for five days, starting 21/03/2021. The t
itle refers to a donkey of the same name in Robert Bresson's 1966 film, Au Hasard Balthazar.
In another birth
I was
In this birth,
I still have
his arbitrary appetites,
his self-absorption,
his unquestioning
trust in human beings.