Tigre batekin bizi
Illustrated by Maite Gurrutxaga
Never mind how it got here.La Orquesta Terrestre
If the previous tenant left it behind thoughtlessly or on purpose,
if it sneaked in through a window while we weren’t looking,
if, maybe, the neighbor who hates our LP collection put it here
or was it maybe the man in the blue overalls
who comes monthly to check
the water, the gas, the electricity meters.
I’ve consulted my favorite thinkers: but they have no answers.
All I know is there is a tiger in our midst.