A great many of my favorite authors are also poets, and if they're not poets, then they're as wordsmithy AS poets, and often they use snippets and quotations and poetry in their books, to head chapters or reference or set a mood. This one is in the endpiece of Sheri S. Tepper's Sideshow. She's a favorite because her books are NEVER predictable. I like predictability in my real life (to a certain extent, and even to a CERTAIN extent, if you know what I mean) but I don't like it in my reading.* Anyway, this poem struck me like a bell. I used it in one of the pages of my collage book as well.
Man by Koi Bashi
heaven longing ape angel who stumbles blind light bearer who falls and fumbles worshiper of error seeker after truth hurting and aging lover of lovely youth wild beast raging craven and brave freak of fashion and custom's slave puppet of passion lowest and loftiest a sideshow gape god's fool, nature's jest heaven longing ape