Wrapped in the
deep green of his coiled body, evening wear in itself, Dragon II
Gulp begins to amuse himself only after the party's over.
himself from innocent wallflower into director (and repository)
of the Lost and Found, finishing off the crumbs, the streamers,
the rare spangle.
If you simply
must attempt retrieval, dare to reach - down, and down again into
his slippery pale green gullet.
eyes, which seem to be watching your every move, even this probing
one, may convince you to think twice.
After all, why
ruin his evening?