Not a big, uncontrollable dragon
A fierce creature that rides the skies
And screams its name, causing terror in everyone who hears it.
Not a dragon that burns cities to ash
Or rises from the sea
To extract vengeance upon honest travelers trying to get home.
Not a dragon so ridiculous
As to be able to eat an entire cow in a single, flaming bite
Driving entire communities into starvation.
I want a wise old dragon to keep me company
Perhaps light the fire in the fireplace
On a cold winter’s night.
I want a dragon to lovingly perch on my shoulder
As I read, and not care that I cry
When my favorite character dies.
I want a slightly sassy dragon
If only to remind me that dragons cannot truly be tamed
And that she is with me because she chooses to be.
I need a dragon small enough to hide
When strangers are near
Because we both know the world won’t understand.
I need a dragon to watch over my dreams
And remind me that the impossible
Is simply the work not yet done.
I need a dragon who does not care that she is small
Because in the seriousness of life I often forget
That there are things more important than being impressive.