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Ellen's picture

like dragon's breath;
brilliant orange-red,
jet-fuel white,
cloaks me;
searing, scorching
screeching
like a blowtorch.

The double-forked tongue
lashes out, slashes,
curls, uncurls,
licks me.

Like a scaly dragon tail
it swings, swishes, and rattles;
cracks like a bullwhip
while poisonous claws
and Gila monster limbs
lay me low.

I willingly succumb.
My eyes are fierce orbs,
pain pierces my brain
like a stake spears a vampire's heart;
viscous venom fills my heart
and yellowish bile billows within
the tangle of my gut.

If only......

By Belle Schmidt
June, 2009
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Ellen
Ever learning, Everlasting