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

The monster met in the open field
Preparation is key
The plan more than the weapons to wield
Staring into maws 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