So last week you got to read Glenda’s flamy, scorchish DRAGON story. Now here’s Janie’s riff on the same theme. Are you a dragon? We think we might be…at least sometimes.
Are We Really Just Dragons?
There are days
When my teeth feel HUGE And pointy
And my tongue feels like
It wants to throw flames Hither and thither
At anyone and
Every one I behold
It happened today
I was thinking really mean things About everyone in my path
And I began to consider
How fun it actually might be To be
Then I thought,
“You know, Maybe we actually all are dragons.”
We are essentially just
Barely tamed wild animals After all
Running around doing mean things
To one another and Making up excuses for
Why it’s OK
To do them In the first place
“She pushed me first,” and “It was my turn,” and such
And then there’s all the
Yucky stuff we keep Doing to the planet!!!
That’s a lot like flame throwing you know
Have you noticed, the forests are on fire a lot lately Aren’t they???!!!!
Well I could go on
And on Down this ugly road don’t you know?
So there you go.
That’s my argument Do I win the debate?
Are we? Or are we not?
Dragons, barely disguised as humans And running around reeking havoc?
Trying as hard as we can
To devour one another Before we ourselves get eaten?
© Janie Wilson