Blue Dragon — SHE.

Embodying the fullness of ME in what became a one-word poem.

Heather Thompson
For Awe
Published in
2 min readJul 28, 2021

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A Blue Dragon of layered digital painting, colors bubbling with green, orange, red, and purple.
“Blue Dragon — SHE” Original Digital Painting by Heather Thompson, Blue Phoenix Art

SHE
I began…

The room dissolved
into awkward
silence.

I dared to speak
one word
SHE.

Did I say something
surprising?

Yes.
I. Asked.
The. Question.
Out. Loud.

They squirmed
in visible discomfort.
Many furrowed brows
attempting to grasp
the cognitive dissonance;
perceptions of power…
Dragon — WOMAN — Poem.

Traumatic brain injury
Disability
Chronic illness
Rare disease
Lord help me
Fatness!

SHE.

Human.
Moulded through
the fractal path of
descent.

TheoArtist,
some kind of Theologian…
Who does SHE think SHE is?
Still…

SHE.

The DRAGON…
they stuttered
Its power…
they muttered
We just assumed…
fumbling
tumbling
trying to find words
just as I struggle
to flatten colorful complexity
into linear language.

SHE.

I affirmed
with what became
a one word poem.

THE FEMININE
story told in layers
a mirror of hours passed;
bubbled jewels dancing
with decades of
ineffable harmony;
opaque windows into
crystalline moments
where each individual
SHE
learned that
it was not HER fault.

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Heather Thompson
For Awe

HUMAN | AcquiredSavant Artist | Synesthesia | Poet | Entrepreneur | HealthcareFuturist -AI | Published Worldwide | KeynoteSpeaker | Contemplative | RareDisease