January 2, 2010

Paper Tiger

The graceful manufactured tiger strikes
crowds increase and roil like thunderheads
watching the wealthy wonderkind
like a winged god of victory
let us praise and purchase the Nike Tiger.

We find the mighty tiger becomes paper
succumbing to the siren's wails
he becomes what he always has been
a mere mortal like us all
I wonder if he's ever been happy.

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