Flighting The Dragon
The stone indicates in shallow relief
The mouthparts, the wing covers, the articulation of the jointed tail.
Then the stone splits and faceted eyes emerge
Luring iridescent wings onto breathís flight
From locked in stone to tossing jewels.
I have done this several times in my life,
Yet I would be embarressed to tell the intimate details;
So Iíll let this jewel winged dragon suggest
My flights from the stone.
-Arthur Joseph Kushner