Her life changed.
She breathed fire and scales grew on her back.
Where the tail waved, it extended further,
breaking off into talons, and the skin flared.
Burning as spindles pushed through delicate skin
Holes formed where skin burned into leather
Talons ripped through the nails and bled down her skin
It itched at her as it dripped down her face.
She struck out her tongue, deviled with raw red blood
but when she tasted her own, she spit out
seeing a distant spirit
yet the itching flaked as dandruff on her back
As she shook, her skin fell
she looked to her hands who are now paws
and to the wall around her,
others standing in their scales
her life changed
when she learned the monsters were protecting her.