of places he’s going and where he went last
of people he helped gain their innermost wish
of creatures extinct and of birds and of fish.
With fingernails polished and teeth nicely filed
he’ll seem to be bashful, benevolent, mild.
He’ll ask for a menu and tempt you to eat
but once you accept he will turn up the heat.
By then it’s too late for a shout or a yell
for your charming young host is a demon from Hell.