A dragon with tears in his eyes
follows me through my dreams
Not a threatening dragon, I’m sure
he wants to be my friend
With one claw, he gently pulls back
the edge of the screen
where my dreams are projected
He peeks around the side as if to say
Am I not an actor in your dreams?
My dragon is behind the scenes
Perhaps he shares my flawed social skills
Does he recognize I am the last to know
about a friend’s engagement
The one to whom they say
Didn’t you hear about the party?
My dragon is not on the screen
He shares memories I don’t want to recall
the one who was never in fashion
wearing clothes sewn at home
The one to whom it was said
Don’t you want to be part of our fashion club?
My dragon, always a step behind
doesn’t know his lines
never feels quite included
I wake up thinking of him
with tears in my eyes
Why is the sun so hot?
Hell is not down. The sun is the home of the devil.
Does the moon have memories?
The moon remembers all that tides wash away.
Do the stars shine for everyone?
Stars shine only for those willing to wait
for the light to reach them.