He ran. And the tiger ran after him
Thinking: How fast I run.. But
The road thought: How long I am.. Then,
They came to a cliff, yes, the man
Grabbed at an ash root and swung down
Over its edge. Above his knuckles, the tiger..
At the foot of the cliff, its mate. Two mice,
One black, one white, began to gnaw the root.
And by the traveler’s head grew one
Juicy strawberry, so.. hugging the root
The man reached out and plucked the fruit.
Hot sweet it tasted!