"The Dragon Bunny"
By Christine Stoddard
Most dragons dream of becoming
the most fierce of beasts--
capable of consuming
whole castles in a single gulp--
but Little Winston dreamed of
sprouting pink fur instead.
He wanted his scaly ears to become
soft like a dandelion fuzz
and his feet to lose their talons and
pop out a few extra inches.
Winston wished his sharp teeth and red fire away,
hoping for the incisors and sweet hops of a rabbit.
He needed a cotton tail and a basket full of jellybeans,
even some pastel eggs and teeny peeps.
Winston's aspirations lied in dethroning the Easter Bunny.