In the Event of an Emergency

In past entries, I’ve mentioned that I keep several journals, blank books. I fill them with letters to my children, prayers, and bits of imagination. If these blank books were ever lost, I would disappointed, to say the least.


Dragon Head by Deepcore1

In the Event of an Emergency

Snatch the blank
book from the shelf,
the one we’ve yet
to scratched
with our stories:
how gargoyles
perch on the chimney
top when the moon
spills her light on
winter eves and why,
each morning, young
dragons hover
outside your
bedroom window
waiting for you to toss
them apple slices,
pat their smoldering snouts,
and ease their fears.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Burning Down the House.”


2 thoughts on “In the Event of an Emergency

  1. Reminds me of the G.K. Chesterton quote: Fairy tales are not told to teach children there are dragons. Children already know there are dragons. They are told to teach them that dragons can be killed. Such an important tool to give them. You have that magic right there in that verse.


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