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here there be dragons

we be -lieve in them, of course as we have seen them withour own eyes.  their embered breath,spiking the sky.  their spangled skin, tangled in scars.  imagine our delight to find they’re on our side,joining our nightly fire-dance, and teaching                                         us                                                  to                                                                          fly.  ::PAD, day 27.

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Wander World

Here, they’re barefoot and barefaced and the only crowns they wear are daisy-chained.  They’re stained in wild berries and luscious mud and maple syrup.  They’re warriors of whimsy, wildlings writing their own stories withsticky fingers and hearts finally given a chance.  The night sky’s their only gownand they’ve doubled down … Continue reading

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The Princesses Finally Rage Quit {And Form a Nature Society}

You might find them in the woods, if you can get past the nymphs (who are on their side). They only want the  kiss of breeze, the romance of trees, the squeeeee of mud-lucious squish between unadorned toes. They’re done  with spells and slippers and … Continue reading

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Save Me

See, here’s the thing:  I’m no damsel in distress,just ridiculously dressedto the nines when I should have worn sensible shoes, but this damn ball was the endand be-all of my stepmother’s crazy squall, so I tried to comply.  And now (I can’t say exactly … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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the secret shenanigans of smallish dragons

they race, their faces turned to saffron -seasoned sun, their embered voices raging ona play of roar and soar and con-viction of great rising moon.  :: PAD Challenge, day 12.

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tell me again about the dragons (and the plums)

we ate them all (the plums, not the dragons) so cold, just waiting there in the ice -box. we left none for the dragons (so hot).they’re left with nothing but wasted thought and witch-craft and hungry tums and fiery hums.  :: a quick remix for poetic asides … Continue reading

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tell me again about the dragons

and their embered breath , scales scar-scraping the  sky. tell me of their kind-ling songs, the twisted  wrongs of talon, tongue. whisper me their battle -blazed cry, the sacred why of tinder hearts. sigh me the cindered center of their flame, that i might  … Continue reading

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emberly dragon remembers her place

scaled skyward, she re-places her scars             with stars.  ::written for poetic asides November chapbook challenge {catching up.}

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our dragons

we secure them with invisible                                            (silly) string, and sing them a lullaby so they’ll finally sleep.  they keep waking, taking stars.  written for poetic asides November chapbook challenge.

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