Instant Parenthood

The mighty roar of dragons
Fire belching
Swoop down to fill their bellies
With scurrying mortals
Then wing their way to enchanted lands       

We cling together at gate 182
As an over sated monster
      Purges itself       

Half-digested travelers spew forth
And stumble
Into the bright lights of the waiting area

As the flow slackens
The tense throng shifts nervously
And presses closer
To the gaping mouth

A voice booms out a name
Then another
Finally : “LILLEVIG!”

We tremble
Then instinctively embrace
The squealing creature
Thrust toward us

Eun Hae
Pearl of the Orient
Melissa Mei
Pearl of Cedar Rapids