<br><h3> Chapter One </h3> <b>A SECOND HUMMINGBIRD</b> <p> Yet another money man with a finger in the till at Flavor & Fragrance, my own not standing still no less a stance than his, the only grounds for his existence now being to make such rounds and roundelays as mine, to touch what I've come to see as the raw nerve in each of us, each doomed to think himself ever so slightly behind some curve. <p> "Excerpted from 'Maggot: Poems' by Paul Muldoon. Published in September 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. 2010 by Paul Muldoon. All rights reserved." <p> <i>(Continues...)</i> <p> <p> <!-- copyright notice --> <br></pre> <blockquote><hr noshade size='1'><font size='-2'> Excerpted from <b>Maggot</b> by <b>Paul Muldoon</b> Copyright © 2010 by Paul Muldoon. Excerpted by permission.<br> All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.<br>Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.