George & the Dragon
A dragon ruled a village
George, usually tolerant, took umbrage,
god knows why,
and saddled up to take its treasure.
Dragons are so last millennium, he thought.
The village turned out,
linked hands in a circle around the beast
and pleaded to leave the dragon alone.
The beast broke through the circle
and slayed the dragon anyway.
Now, for the dead’s treasure.
There were no piles of gold,
the land and the people were the treasure,
‘so last millennium’, George sighed.
Andie Berryman campaigns against the patriarchal construct of fairytales in all its capitalist forms (especially Disney). Andie writes reviews and sometimes, stories and poems.