Monday, February 4, 2013

tiger (Lax)

drawing by Robert Lax, 1983 Furthermore Press

Tiger

A tiger
is like a
butterfly,

thought
the
tiger,

here today,
gone tomorrow

He is like a
bird - a hawk,
forever 
vigilant

He is even
a little
like an
elephant,

Ponderous
& basically
gentle

Not too
gentle,

said a 
younger
tiger

I only meant it
as a metaphor,

said the old one,

A tiger is like
a number of
things

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