Love of the Dragon
How does a dragon love?
Does he breathe larger bursts of fire?
Fly higher in the sky?
Whack with his tail at spasmodic frequency ?
Or does he wag his tamed tail
Like a smitten little dog?
What goes on in a dragon’s mind when he loves?
“I’m a delicate bird”?
Or, rather: “I’m going to be an ideal husband”?
How does a dragoness love?
Is she all of a sudden ready
To be stripped
Of her scaly armor and the knight?
Of the spears of fire that sear the air?
Of her deeply penetrating teeth?
Does she feel like: “I am a clear little wave of water
Lapping against the rocks”?
Could it be that all she wants is to become a deer,
Warm and innocent, for him to prey on?
How does a dragon love? Perhaps he thinks:
I am a dragon and I just love, and maybe even:
I am a dragon,
Therefore I love.