The flowers, bright in the window box,
don't mind if the weather's not so hot.
They don't need water or light to grow:
they aren't real, but it doesn't show
from a distance.
I haven't got time to help plants die,
although they won't thrive, I don't know why.
Is it the water here is too hard,
or that I often forget to guard
them from the dragon?
He's only a tiny wyrm
and can't even get my dinner to burn
when he heats it.
He's better than a microwave
cause he chars meat nicely when he wants to behave,
unless he eats it.
What's the use of a flaming pet
when it's generally worse than an even bet
that he'll cheat me?
But I have hopes I can train this beast
and until then I can hope at least
he won't eat me.