The dragon

~ a poem

In life’s sprawl of action
An insurmountable force, The Dragon
Seemingly, borne of vivid reaction
Appears to thwart progression

Fiery vengeant force
A prophecy fulfilled
No internal conflict, no remorse
A Man to be killed

A man questions
Its presence a transgression
Inevitable nature
Different for each
Leveling composure,
For a moment, until ready to teach

Monster met in open field
Preparation is key
Plan more than weapons to wield
Staring into maw o’ hell, what might Man see

A perilous path is set
Naturally, to meet this entity
Steps in a direction beget
A journey, transcendentally
A man transforms, properly
In the flames of adversity
Fear turns to revelry

In this transient strife,
Fight for life
Upon this finale, a stage existential,
Awaken, realizing your true potential

Righteously, a man bears down
On this winged beast
Rise now, battle for soul’s crown
And greet destiny, released
Into a truer form, you are now unleashed

Go, inner fire anew
Slay this dragon
And see what the flames forged,
In you.

~ art by Kekai Kotaki