Scratching at golden bands like the dragon Eustace
Pain …ripping incessantly through armoured scales
They are old and worn out truths that strangle and bind and burn and pain
But it is useless!!
Even the King of beasts
This ugly old lizard that breaths fire rooted in it’s belly
Let the commoners seek understanding and run from this fierce beast!
It burns everything before it
Not because of evil intent or desire to destroy
But rather to soothe
Therefore, have courage
and assist the poor beast!
Help it find a mighty claw that rips the scales away to reveal a soft and subtle skin