Monday, 13 June 2016

Dragon's tears


gay | gei | adjective : ‘lighthearted and carefree’


is anyone lighthearted, do
you think, at one small group
declaring for all the manner in
which we are to be happy?

can anyone be carefree, now
with humanity broken on
the dance floor, in a happy
place turned flooded bath?

will anyone be happy again, smile
again, laugh again? has all the gay
gone from the world? or will
it land in our midst, a giant dragon
with expansive tail bending love around
the mountain?


written in response to the shooting at a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, June 2016.


[not by way of advertising, but for information: here is a telling of the legend of the Dragon's tears]

1 comment:

Heather said...

That imagery is strong. I can see the dragon around the mountain. Power and strength to those who need it right now.