YOUNG BLOOD can be found as the first submission below this one. THE MIDDLE KINGDOM (Have you ever seen us?) Have you ever seen us, out the corner of your eye? Discarded brief imaginings, a momentary lie. Children babble wonders, while the world remains aloof. 'Out of the mouths of babes', are heard; we smile at your reproof. You rarely trust your instincts, your realm is not your own. How quickly magic fades to dust when perched upon a throne. We do not tease, beguile or trick as legends willingly suppose. But beware our fickle nature, as a thorn upon a rose. To disparage younger fantasies, or make a vengeful dare. Is to invite a starborn Faerie to the urgency of prayer.