I’m at war with a dragon,
who is deceitful and cunning.
There’s no place to hide since the beast arose,
she blurs the line between life and death.
My dragon whispers white lies, weaving her delusions.
She hides in shadows, scratching her talons in the midnight sky.
I disguise the monster, afraid others will fear her presence.
And so my mask stays in place, preventing others from shunning away.
My castle bridge is drawn and the shield’s held high,
but the courtyard’s void, with only the ghosts to keep me warm.
For the dragons taint has taken route…
finally, she sleeps. Letting me fall from her grace.
I cast off her flames, emerging battle scared and weary.
At last able to chase the fleeting moments of joy,
I thought I’d defeated her, slain the stalker and walked away victorious.
She tricked me, for her eggs have already been hatched.
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