From The Roots

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From The Roots

By Su Shafer

I need to let go of the uncertainty

That I am anything else but a dragon.

Just a little dragon

A little wood dragon

Hatched from a little crystal egg

As green as the nest of moss it was laid in

Carefully built in the cool leaf mould

Gathered in the crook of Granny Maple’s

Gnarled old roots.

There is a fire in my heart

But wood dragons are careful

Creatures of the trees

Where fire is seldom welcome.

Shy as a brown creeper,

Hiding in plain sight,

Few people see me

And the ones who do

Can hardly believe it.

Su Shafer is a creative crafter, fabricating bits of writing in poetry and short stories, and other bits into characters that appear in paintings or sit on various bookshelves and coffee tables. She lives in a cottage on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, where the tea kettle is always whistling and the biscuits freshly baked. One never knows who might stop by to share a rainy afternoon. And all are welcome.

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