Maybe dragons were

Surviving pterodactyls

Fire breathing?

Apocryphal, possible

Like migratory birds

Perhaps “wintering”

Down South

Missing the

Slamming of the meteors

In the North

Revenge against the

North-South Polarity

Where the upper compass point

Conquers the lower one


I like creating scenarios

Imagining those flying dinosaurs

To be like today’s Snow Birds

Coming out of the northern frost

Onto our sunny southern beaches

Imagining those flying dinosaurs

Surviving until heroes

Like Beowulf and St. George

Risked their lives

To kill those noxious destroyers

But then,

Other cultures

Like the Chinese,

Have elevated them

So what is the truth

Not the myth

About the dragons

That we know today

As pterodactyls

My favorite dinosaur

By the way…


© 2015 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: “Pterodactylus kochi in Wien” by A,Ocram – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pterodactylus_kochi_in_Wien.JPG#/media/File:Pterodactylus_kochi_in_Wien.JPG