Like a Dragon Newly Woken 2017


Beneath the island that floats on the water
dragon skull sleeps.

She has been sleeping for a long, long time.

She once carried life on the back of her spine
but her body has been severed,
her people divided.

Fewer and fewer fish swim the tepid seas.

Her hollow eye,
her excavated nostril,
her stalactite teeth
are empty.

In her dreams
she flies back through time:
horned scaled feathered winged serpent
seeking answers bites down on her own tail.

We recite her dragon thoughts
as she is awakened
from her sleep.

What’s Your Story, Chorley? Saturday 1st April, 2-2.45pm
The Buttonhole, 42 Chapel St, Chorley PR7 1BW