Watch her land and stand
watch. Catch her spare
spangled scales as they fall.
Hear her talons scritch,
the roared hitch in her song.
She’ll cover you in veiny wings
the smoky ink of starry breath
the embered scent of sky.
She’ll warm you, warn you.
Teach you how (and when) to fly.
Get whisperclose and ask her all
the magic she might know. Hold her
mighty tail for just a moment, then
let her go.
Stunning artwork and description above by Ukrainian artist “Vika Muse.”
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