Soul Dragon
She has a wooden box
her father made for her
it has a dragon inlaid in gold on the lid

in old stories dragons sit on piles of treasure

hoarding them

protecting them

this box is full of her treasure
letters from loved ones
the first letter she ever got that said: "I love you"
the letters that make her smile
the letters that make her cry
good news and bad
postcards and stones collected from the past
this dragon is hers
its her soul dragon
it hoards her
it protects her
it makes sure she's all right