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keeping watch for dragons #2 – house dragon

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You have to keep your eyes open to see what humans down the ages have seen.  The trick is to be awake to the metaphor.  And to cheerfully allow confusion of reality and myth.

Although I have seen many dragonflies, I have never seen a dragon.  Or have I …?



House Dragon


a dragon disguises

herself as our house

icicles drool from her eaves

smoke from her chimney

her scales age grey

and her nostrils

breath us




©  Jane Tims 1998

detail of 'stone marking property' Copyright Jane Tims 2012

Written by jane tims

March 21, 2012 at 6:44 am

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