The Making of Dragons
only it were still simple,
water, earth, air, the
the older gods But modern days
choice, that modern phrase
choose-good dragon, bad dragon, west or east
must prioritize your beast
buy your myth with hollow coins
in the mouth or in the loins.
placement of the jagged teeth,
poison glands, above, beneath
forking tongue Eyes
that spark fire?
mouth, when open, breathing desire?
jaw reticulated, viz the snake
voice articulated, viz the crake
tone a cry, a scream, a roar?
the making of dragons less is not more.
body comes in three basic styles
the sinuous body that goes on for miles
metres in our continental design)
is our Ororoborus line
the stumpy, humpy dinosaur
will cost you a bit more
comes with guarantees in parts replacement
keep a year's supply in our basement)
third, imported from the east,
we recommend that one the least.
tail can be narrow or it can be wide,
can be flexible or it can be hard,
for a rudder, a weapon, a guard,
all tails must be a certain length
guarantee balance, poise, and strength
is the formula (or as we say in the trade the key)
from nose to sacrum + 2 X 2 1/2 equals tail orNSL
+ 2 x 2 5 =T