19 Dec 2015 – Night Watch

Deep in the night watch you’re once more awakened,
back to the quest you have long past forsaken.
Hearken! The queen! Is that you she keeps calling?
Or is that your heart in its endless free falling?

All men have a foe beyond strength or placation.
To face them alone means one’s own sure damnation.
A dragon of fear on the day you were tested –
all of your calm reassurance there bested?

So you had a bane? For some men it’s another.
All queens have a dragon – it’s destiny, brother.
Each princess must learn how to conjure her darkness –
and There is the trial of your sword and its sharpness.