I looked into the abyss and lived to tell you all about it
Didn’t leave unscathed though, take a look at my heart —
Notice the battle scars — how they embellish over my blood pump
With the subtlety of post-war badges.
God penned the dots in my eyes with the cosmic strength of black holes
Rarely — if ever —do words escape the pull of my gaze.
I am a star-eyed dragon, the kind you find hidden in the pages of a book long forgotten
With each word I write, I light a fire —when I speak, I light an unseen pyre,
Averting the gaze of those trapped inside the darkness.
See, most people would rather spend a majority of their lives
Waiting eagerly for their genius to be verified.
… and of course; you’d be right in thinking,
I’m not one of them.
– O.D. ©2020
Art by: CaringWong
I’m a complete idiot and I love it.