Like the Bull

  1. Like the bull I was born for mourning
  2. and pain, like the bull I am branded
  3. with a hellish iron in my side,
  4. and, being male, by the fruit of my groin.
  5. Like the bull my excessive heart
  6. finds everything too small,
  7. and in love with a face, a kiss,
  8. like the bull I need to fight for your love.
  9. Like the bull, I am puffed up by punishment,
  10. my tongue is bathed in my heart’s blood,
  11. and my neck is collared by a roaring gale.
  12. Like the bull I follow and chase you,
  13. and you leave my desire on the sword,
  14. like the taunted bull, like the bull.