I once thought nothing came with more difficulty
than discovering you are what you protect others against
and then it came to mind
Nothing invites more difficulty than knowing
your brethren invite you with sweet words and a dagger by their side
to learn the secrets of your self-mastery at neutral games
before trying to slash and cut out your darkness.
And there I feel, caught in between a rock and a hard place
stuck between tyrants who seek to rule the world
and the intolerant, who want to rid the world of things they don’t understand.