tyrant

blue-eyed hydrant winks out
and as i come around the corner
the gate is open ahead
Mind strains at the leash,
Ego, chomping at the bit
as they approach, the gate closes

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Beyond the Gate

my father waits for me
just beyond the gate
his arm reaching through as far as he can
his voice calling me
his example haunting me
me, trying to deny him
though my every step
brings me closer
to that gate
closer
to my fate
closer

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