Gopalakrishna Adiga (18 February 1918 - 14 November 1992 / Mogeri, Kundapura taluk, Udupi, Karnataka / India)
plying the well-known pumps of heraldic praise
your hirelings bend double; others, gouty wagtails,
lick the land for crumbs; one snuffs his candle out
and seeks like a eunuch leech
the warm marshes in the cracks of light;
another sissy gives his back to the time-fed rumps
and sheathes his dagger deep.