My wee one with your dents de lion, you must start in your plump belly. Push out to pull the most air in. More air means a bigger roar. Have some snap in your bite, little dragon. Your teeth are sharp and strong. Show me the paws, young wolf, which will be a bane to those who would harm you. Both Beauty and Terror crouch outside your crib. You are not big enough to leave my arms yet. But while you are here, heed what I have to say so when the crown of flowers is yours, you do not question your strength.
Small of fang and paw,
the things which threaten are large,
but you will grow soon.
Song Choice: Truly Brave by Cyndi Lauper and Sarah Bareilles
Madonna of the Flowers by Shelle Kennedy
Visit her blog, Sunshine Shelle, to see more great art!
This poem inspired by the prompt given by Magaly Guererro's Dark Poetry for the Cruelest Month 2016: Let's Haibun Her a Tale (a haibun based on Shelle's lovely art)