The Tiger in the Asian Wood


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Writer and metallurgist living in San Jose, California. Father of three sons and author of five poetry collections, two short-story collections, and two novels  [+]

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Originally published in Assisi

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The tiger in the Asian wood
gives no thought to "did" or "should,"
but, ever tense and present, will
plunge forward to her future kill.

We humans run a different race,
and won't let go of our past case;
never far from who we'd been,
like snakes still trapped in prior skin.

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