Slowly, majestically, the dragons come
With nostrils smoking, red eyes flashing brightly.
They slither silently across the deep sea,
Seeking their prey among the foolish ones
Sailing their dark domain. A merchant sets
His sights on wealth, wealth beyond his wildest
Dreams, only to find the sandman possesses
Gaping jaws and fiery breath, and prefers
The crunch of splintering masts and shattering
Bones to such sweet sleep as the self-assured
Adventurer gains from his avarice.
In the end, his partners will mourn his fate.
The curious will investigate and
The skeptical will castigate, but
The dragons of the sea will take their share.