However distressed, a damsel isnít always glad
to be rescued. Sometimes a fire-breathed dragonís
lounge-lizard lure can be strangely attractive. How
his scales shimmer, are cool to the touch. And though
it is never wise to marry a reptile, an honourable knight
is, basically, dull. He doesnít quite get the thrill of
chained to rocks. Heís a bit too obsessed with armour,
the latest engineering. Adjusting and polishing.
And often, though only in private, she weeps
for the breath of danger, that hot, consuming kiss.
If you have any comments on this poem, Veronica
Zundel would be pleased to hear from you.