"Tell me a story," she said,
"But make sure it's a good one.
"It has to have dragons in it -
not scary old scaly ones, mind.
The dragons are smooth as glass,
they flow like silver water
and their eyes are diamond bright.
Oh, and make sure it doesn't have
some stupid princess to annoy me,
instead, I want alien children
on a different world,
they laugh and look for
sparkling diamond dragon eggs
in valleys white and turquoise,
gold and pink,
amidst the strangely soaring rocks
and rounded mountains
where their parent's castles sit,
beneath a sky
that's filled with moons."
"Ok," I said.
Silvia Hartmann, 9/9/14
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