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With A Lion

In My Cry

For my wife, on our anniversary, after 37 years of marriage


I come to you today

With a heron on my shoulder

With a jaguar in my eye

With a monkey in my laugh

With a lizard in my look

With a fish in every whisper, I come to you.


I come to you today

With a flower in my mouth

With a snake around my waist

With a cougar in my care

With a kitten in my touch

With a pig in every wish, I come to you.


I come to you today

With a rabbit in my leap

With a bull in my desire

With a leopard in my heart

With a lamb in my delight

With a lion in my cry, I come to you, I reach for you, 


I reach for you and hold you dear

Until such time

As loving teaches us

How each of us must finally

Die.  Then how we tremble, oh my darling,

How we blossom on that day.

How we gather all together.

How we mingle:  How we fly!

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