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and once i was a boy, once a pyromaniac. once
named for a seabird curtained midflight.
once i spoke three languages, played seven instruments,
banished a five-headed dragon god. sharp-toothed.
sleepy. i was a liar, then lawful good. a lullaby.
well-mannered. disaster. i carried a deck of marked
cards. burned chainmail into my arms. on accident.
all paladin. all freckled. once i cheated death. an
echo. braced my body for the end and won. i was
fanged. tusked. i was a daughter. i was a son. a sun.

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Adelina is commended in Super Mario, Fidget Spinners & Beyoncé: The Pop Culture Poetry Challenge on Young Poets Network.

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“the great thing about dungeons and dragons,” i tell my friend, “is you can be anything you imagine.”

Adelina Rose Gowans

and once i was a boy, once a pyromaniac. once
named for a seabird curtained midflight.
once i spoke three languages, played seven instruments,
banished a five-headed dragon god. sharp-toothed.
sleepy. i was a liar, then lawful good. a lullaby.
well-mannered. disaster. i carried a deck of marked
cards. burned chainmail into my arms. on accident.
all paladin. all freckled. once i cheated death. an
echo. braced my body for the end and won. i was
fanged. tusked. i was a daughter. i was a son. a sun.