Sunday, June 12, 2016

Lady Versus The (Bearded) Dragon

I put my fist in the dragon's mouth,
my finger to his fangs,

and he bit me.

Just a nip at first,
then locked jaw worse.

He bit me.

Straight through my skin.
I banshee'd when

he bit me.  Little shit!

Now my fingernail is cracked, blue, and black,
but I didn't have the fire to bite him back.

For Poetry Pantry at Poets United

18 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

work on that fire Mama

have a blessed Sunday

much love...

Jae Rose said...

He bit me, little shit - I love your style Mama Z!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I have a feeling this is based on a very real experience.

brudberg said...

Just like its the nature of the scorpion to sting, it might be the nature of the dragon to bite.

Fireblossom said...

Tell him violence is never the answer. Then smack him.

Truedessa said...

One must be careful when playing with dragons.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

It is a strong woman who puts her hand in the dragon's mouth and only comes out with a cracked nail. LOL. I love your fire!

Mary said...

Ha! loved the twist at the end of this poem...made me smile.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I agree, the twist at the end was fantastic :D

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

I also bet this is based on a true story...'little shit'!....my guess a beloved pet....made me smile!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Best left to the vet, I think, to check those teeth!

Luk Lei said...

You could always insult his beard :) doubt it will change his mind any but hopefully give you relief.

said...

I love "banshee'd" as a verb.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I've been there too, Mama Z. You don't get to bite back, though , what with that opposable thumb advantage. Loved.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

~giggle~ When life surprises us with a bite we better be ready to recognize what's really happening. Wonderful!

Magaly Guerrero said...

We should never bite. But a good kicking? Yes, a good kicking is quite acceptable.

kaykuala said...

A little bite should not be allowed to take further bites. They get nastier without promptings!

Hank

Sharon Wagner said...

I love your use of banshee. That evokes a real rebel yell. Love it! I have a black finger nail myself. There was some swearing involved.