Dragons In Tow

Life-long companions
likened to
familiar friends
searing their mark
indelibly on a life
lived
undeniably high
yet
allured to the low
the undertow
lying far below
the flow

Wherever you go
you bring
your dragons
en tow
they persist
through transitions
and revelizations
feeding on intuition
and ambition
seeking not evolution
but dissolution
of will
eating away
until
a barely ephemeral
sense of control
remains

Gone
for a time
but on stand by
always at your side
they lie …
patiently in wait
for an opportunity
to twist your fate
when they engage
you
sans sensibilité
leveraging a lack
of humility
telling tales
seductively
seducing
you
cycling endlessly
til you break free

Even then
don’t drop your defense
there to the end
they dutifully test
your integrity
and credibility
laying bare
your strength
to be
a saint
a warrior
a lover
and friend

Be wary watchful
and thoughtful
know your ground
before stepping out

Be self-possessed
a path righteous
living without pretense
fear or regret
deny them sustenance
secure your passage
fortify and protect
so as not to let
them find an in … let

Never forget
to self collect
so you protect
your ass … ets

Your every step
guides the next
what came before
can be no more
if facing forward
you

Walk on
warrior
walk on

3.11.12