Spread your wings and fly away
Don’t come back again today
Let your wings carry you far
Past the moon to a distant star
You’ll be safe there despite the heat
You were made for fire not sleet
Lay your egg there where it can hatch
And where it’s safe from those who snatch
Now go before I change my mind
Don’t be the last one of your kind
When you tell someone you have a dragon and they tell everyone. Everyone thinks you’re crazy.
Walking into school I could feel everyone staring. My dragon coiled its tail around my neck so tight I could barely breathe. I knew no one else could see it.
At lunch I sat alone under a tree. Rob sat down beside me. I glanced over at him. He twitched and rubbed his ear.
‘I can’t see your dragon but I believe you when you say it’s there,’ he said, ‘I have a goblin, it drives me crazy.’
We smiled at each other and my dragon licked my nose.