The Prince, The Yellow Tiger

Photo by Hans-Jurgen Mager on Unsplash

Sun, like water-
colors are vivid,
pink and green,
hallow blue.
The prince rides the yellow tiger.
One eyed and valiant,
the beast sets boldly
against the sunset.
Strong and vibrant,
the golden man glides across the desert sand.
The warm air beats hard upon his face.
parched for life’s desire.
The tiger moves easily.
The weight of man strapped upon
his solid shoulders.
Water now rushes down the solemn man’s mouth.
The canteen is tattered
but inside is moisture’s delight.
The desert heat will turn quickly to a cold night.
The golden man and the beast ride into the yellow fire-
Sun, like water.

Joseph St John