artwork copyright © Josephine Wall
Blowing smoke dragons in the night
Watching time slip quietly away
Listening to the children in their beds
Crying out, unheard, in their sleep.
Into their rooms softly I creep
To scare all their demons away.
Singing sweet lullabies, I put them to sleep
To return to my shadows unseen
To wait and to watch
Until they need me again
Blowing smoke dragons into their dreams.
Sarah Wagner currently lives in West Virginia with her family. Her work
has appeared or will be appearing in The Threshold, Penwomanship, Scorched Earth, and The Front Porch. Sarah is also an assistant editor for Lily.
"Smoke Dragons" Copyright © 2004 Sarah Wagner. All rights
Published by permission of the author.
This page last updated 11-17-04.