I want to be called Lew Lew.
I want to be called Lew Lew,
as, in China, pandas are called Ling Ling
or Shi Shi, the doubling of the name
a reverent cooing for the great panda,
giant cat bear.
Despite its clownish behavior,
like rump-bumping, and comical appearance,
the panda, by nature, is solitary and aggressive,
but is given names like Ching Ching
and names that mean “beautiful fragrance”
and “more and more.”