smallish dragon visits the library 

fantasy’s not really 
his thing, but he gets fired up 
by the true crime. all evidence 
suggests he’s

been here before, as some pages
have gone slightly charred, and 
others are just missing 
(sometimes he gets hungry be
-fore the thing is solved.) 

he’s resolved himself to avoid 
the shhhhh and so a smallish 
muzzle is sometimes necessary, 
as he tends to roar out loud 
when overly excited. 

he’s invited his smallish friends
and they may come in the end
but this morning he’s just perched 
alone at the back, wings spread 

and pages all akimbo. on a scale 
from 1 to 10, he talon-rates them 
in the end and burns the numbers 
into memory. all forensics and fire 

aside, he’d stay all night if they let 
him, but Librarian Libby hushed 
no last time, and 
so Mama Dragon comes to get him. 

Day 5 for NaPoWriMo.

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6 Responses to smallish dragon visits the library 

  1. What lovely thoughts — and images!

  2. Kir Piccini says:

    This was a magical tour of the library and the lizard.
    loved every fiery morsale.

  3. Flutterby says:

    Love it – I’m particularly fond of dragons and libraries!

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