underwrung and ladderhigh
                   if i had another puff

                          or had forgotten 
                        all about dragons.

                   but i’m not so sure
                      they ever did exist

                if they did they’d’ve
                             taught us to fly-

                in wingspans
                       measured in miles

                in featherfalls of flight
                with fingertips spread

       over piles of earthless night
interested in the nameless ones

            (at the bottom of the sea)