(an image of a tiger)
Isn’t he amazing?
I say he because the caption says so
I have no trouble believing that
The female is amazing
He sits among the roots and shadow
Of the tree
Resting or waiting? Is he
Hungry or in love or meditative?
Is he tired?
What will happen next?
I think he lay there for a long while,
A study in stillness
He stayed until he decided
What he wanted next
C L Couch
A young male tiger rests in the roots of a banyan tree, in Ranthambhore national park, India. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Save Wild Tigers/Eye On Tiger
appearing in The Guardian Green Light
I use C L Couch when writing formally because it is a version of my name that's genderless. And, frankly, easier for handwriting--I have a severe writer's cramp. In conversation, I go by Christopher, having been named for the boy who had the poly bear and finally being (achieving) fine with that.
I use small Xes all the time because WordPress won't let me cut and paste the text from my program page to this one. (Grrrrrr.)
I am a career educator, semi-retired due to disability. I live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (USA).
The main photographs at this site (of the road, of me) were crafted by photographer and my friend Debra Danielson. A variety of her work is available for appreciation at
Thank you, lookers, hearers.--Christopher
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