TIGER DRINKING AT FOREST POOL
Water, moonlight, danger, dream.
Bronze urn, angled on a tree root: one
Slash of light, then gone.
A red moon
Seen through clouds, or almost seen.
Treasure found but lost, flirting between
The worlds of lost and found.
An unjust law
Repealed, a wish come true, a lifelong
Haven, in the mind,
To anyone hurt by littleness.
For the moment, saved; treachery forgiven.
Flame of the crackle-glaze tangle, amber
Reflected in grey milk-jade.
An old song
Remembered, long debt paid.
A painting on silk, which may fade.
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