Tagged: dragon

when Draken Harald

when Draken Harald
Hårfagre docked, we met
at the marina before
noon to catch a
glimpse of the great
dragon, never before
seen in modern
times, and only
now, when held down
by ten thousand nails
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: dragon

every once in

every once in
awhile, a dragon
will rear his head
right in the middle
of the city, and you
will insist
on opening
all the windows
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: windows

the year of the dragon finds us

the year of the dragon finds us
half in and half out,
suspended
on the whim of a second
sun, another moon,
and embroidered within
their cosmic
sleeves,
another timeline
.
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balanced at the edge

balanced at the edge
of a rabbit year into
the head of the
dragon, we brush
off our old coats,
take a leap
into the unknown,
and allow
determination
and faith

to catch us
.

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20080304

we are dragons

still tethered
to sheep

back in the day before
the dog made its eleventh
hour appearance
just ahead of the boar

back in the day when
our teeth were carefully
dulled, our snout
strapped –

our roars were shaped
only to follow.

we never scorched

never exercised our
wings

and above all

we never let out the dragon
fueling our dragon hearts
.
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i filled my suitcase
with sadness, hope, then longing
and forgot
to get on the train
.
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20080207

i’m not into acting
under coercion
the way i used to be
the walls
with which you press
in
no longer contain me
you can call my
bluff or simply step
inside and take a look
.
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(for y)

i wear your absence like a bell
which summons
a resonating solitude
at every which direction, with
the slightest of vibrations
you say i am a dragon
and of course i should
be wearing something
so lonely, so dazzling
.
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you can use the word, “heartbreaking”
and it will be
you can use the word, “empty”
and it will be
you can use the word, “devastating”
and it will be
you can use the word, “hopeless”
and it will be
you can use the word, “forever”
and it won’t be
.
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when you mislabel things
and let them go
scattering across the
marble tiles, they make
a clatter
louder than December
and it is this picking up step
that i must refine
but the signs are slippery
and i can hardly
recognize your cold,
cold mouth
.
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