They saw a mouse, the humans, nothing more
and laughed and pointed as I backed away,
- a mouse, look, holding Talisker at bay -
well, I was cornered, cut off from the door.
Ganesh leapt from its back onto the floor
and fixed me with a look as if to say
- one move and you'll not live another day -
and then he grew to seven feet or more.
At first I saw the body of a man
all turned to fat, but, light upon his feet,
he took to dancing. Then I saw the trunk.
The broken tusks. Four arms. - Task's in a funk -
the humans said - a mouse has got him beat -
They cannot see what sentient creatures can.