The capybara arrives in a charcoal suit jacket
and says he's here to collect.
That is, he says as much, scoffing all the quinces
growing in your front garden, even the rotten ones
gone hard and puckered amongst the dead leaves
and crisp packets.
He leaves his car stereo on, playing Radio 2
so loud that Jeremy Vine's voice distorts
as he asks a teacher about the state of
The capybara's ears prick up
when the Four Tops come on.