Been fending off ambitious extras on my set
Making more of a chapter
Others wish to undermine,
Illustrating over quadruple digit pages
A singular chapter that makes brochures
Of what others deem complete stories.
Learning to show restraint on the uninformed
Am I being condescending, If I
Give those who need one over me the chance?
Gifted in matters of the heart and mind
A well placed word or two
Dismantles aggressors faster than a Lego set.
The day I learn something from you
Is when I jot notes
On where best to pierce others in the back;
I left your dagger in place
As a reminder that i’m stronger;
That people like you exist.
As easy as it would be
To re-direct a shooting star
Obliterating your vessel
You are not worth it
Never in your lifetime
Would I unsheathe my sword
For the already defeated.
– Original-Dante ©2017
Photograph by: werol