The Dragon Rider

My somatic agony:

Intense bone-deep pain,

A blazing neuron bonfire.


Very fatigued, I seek

Inner soul caverns,

Where primal power awaits.


No compass points to True North;

My guide, intuition,

The Fates from hearthside legends.


Corroded chains shackle my feet,

Kith and kin my judges

With unsolicited advice.


Love for them liberates me;

No damsel am I

Enslaved by their private demons.


The downward spiraling path

Is fire and brimstone;

Then I face my soul spirit —


A shimmering red dragon,

Its twilight eyes

Seeing me unguarded and naked.


So I become one with pain,

Constantly dancing

On dragon’s back skyward.