dragon slayer

you do not know how long i wait
a mottled journey led me here
through brambled thickets and boggy swamps
with tests of love, of pain, of fear

so young was i when i began this trek
this knowing you would come to me
through all the shit i cleaned the muck
the dirt that tried to cling to me

through the days, the princes crushed
and battles with the dragons slain
i clung to knowing the time would come
when cries of love were not in vain

so now i wait a little more
but talks of patience anger me
because that girl longed for this
when rage and fear was all she’d see

it’s more than now this love i feel
you’re years of hope and dreams untold
i want so much what i wait to have
my heart is yearning to unfold…

10.26.95

© Eliza Alys Young

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