To Be Precise

"He clutched the drumstick firmly, carried it to his mouth with a steady hand, then bit into it with gusto. Concentrating hard, he chewed until it was pulverized.
It occurred to me what was missing in my lifeto be precise, this manner of eating, which springs from an interest in life, a lack of hesitation in meeting danger, and persistence in defeating it."

Sonallah Ibrahim (1937- ) from The Committee