smallish dragons in disguise

they pass themselves off as 
flies, having given their fire 
to the lightning 
bugs and shrugged their 
scales for gossamer wings. 

but we recognize the spangled 
colors of their skin, the way sea 
and river call to them. they 
dip and sway and pass the 
day in bedazzled buzz,

and we know each is a tiny 
storm waiting. 


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4 Responses to smallish dragons in disguise

  1. lifelessons says:

    One of my favorites of yours. Just charming…

  2. SatyaPriya says:

    I love this. Funnily enough, I was just thinking of the small space sun dragons I wrote into one of my novels, and am still so in love with them that I cannot rewrite the novel, where they patently don’t belong.

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