By: Nimay Shankar


When the lights go out in the houses and the folks probably won’t leave,

big and little dragons come out, playing while the humans sleep.


They dance around, doing all sorts of things,

shooting fire and lightning and giant smoke rings.


They race across the sky, eating bats by the ton,

but that's not all; they're still not done.


They have claw-raking contests while demolishing trees,

nobody stands in the way, not even poisonous bees.


They laugh and talk and play all sorts of games,

including the ones the humans can't name.


When the sun comes up, the dragons go back,

for hard-earned rest and a peaceful nap.


Nimay is a 10 year old student at Blue Hills Elementary in Saratoga, California.