Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm an author and poet

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in books, magazines,

anthologies and online.

Dragon and Bear

When dragon made a sandwich, he filled it up with bear:

For dragon’s like a meaty bite for lunch.

Though dragon didn’t care, bear would rather not be there,

When dragon picked him up to take a munch.

So, bear, stuck in the bread, took off and ran instead,

Chased by dragon, holding up a silver spoon.


Roared dragon, ‘Stop right there! You’re my lunch you grizzly bear.’

But bear was heading south towards the moon.

If you look up in the sky, you’ll sometimes see them fly,

Faster than the fastest meteorite.


I dare you, take a peek, but make sure not to shriek

Or the dragon might just turn and take a bite!

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