Tiger, tiger burning bright—there was no brighter light
than the fire I ran through to rescue you.
No gauntlet of burning tires could stop me
from adoring you with endless love.
I swallowed the sun that nurtured you
as an abandoned mate and drank your tears
as I wrapped my arms around your svelte body.
No invented lies could ever stop me from making you mine.
You filled every corner of the remote places in my heart.
Tiger Lily—I can’t help falling in love with you,
over and over again.