Catskinner Speaks

oh, my lovelies
do not be dismayed
if you were not the fairest of them all
would you be here now?
my darlings
my pets
how i long to touch you
tears shall flow
but never tears of sadness
close your eyes and know this
however this rusted and quotidian world
in its awesome ignorance treats you
you are perfect and precious
there is a gleaming black-scaled dragon
furnace-breathed and ancient eyed
a gourmand of the flesh
who chooses only the choicest morsels for his victims
you have been chosen
you would not be tied to a stake in the gathering gloom
listening breathlessly for the beat of black wings
if you were not perfect
and worthy and wanted
and loved

About MishaBurnett

I am the author of "Catskinner's Book", a science fiction novel available on Amazon Kindle.
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