my good friday poem

sad pink dragon

“never on good friday,”
mumbled the pink dragon,
and sighed over a dish of
marbled curry chicken,
“never on good friday
have i, pink dragon, had a friend
admire my spikey tail.”

 

his spikey tail with
orange pink polka dots,
his spikey tail all alone
in a chinese restaurant.

 

all around him
were grandmothers with white hair
pampering their gap-toothed grandsons,
middle aged lovers
twinkling eyes
over cups of hot green tea,
waiters and waitresses
chattering in cantonese –

 

but the pink dragon
sat alone.

 

his beautiful tail twitched sadly.
and out of a dragon eye with long purple lashes
rolled a long, salty dragon tear.

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 (and as it happens, nancy just posted another kinda=sorta good friday poem of mine, here)

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