Smaug

Like a great hurricane, liberated
from an oppressive ocean; a typhoon
petulantly tossing threshers and small
boats through coastal farmland storage silos;
a gluttonous earthquake, your appetite

hardly sated after gorging on roads
and unsound foundations; a black angel,
cracked wings bent over a battle of five
armies, tasked to assassinate the sun;

an order to evacuate homes known
to harbor enemies of the nation,
race traitors and chemical bomb makers;

a magnificent blight and a treasure—
the limits of your greed know no better.

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