It And I

Karen Eastland
William Blake (British, 1757-1827). The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun (Rev. 12: 1-4), ca. 1803-1805.

The sinews of its powerful legs draw a pathway along its uncoiled body that I traverse with fearful eyes. Caught in its thrall, I am unguarded as it wraps the span of its wings around the flame of my essence. It pulls me into its flesh as our fires flame as one.