At ten I stopped believing in fairytales.
At ten I built towers in my mind.
At ten I saved myself because no one would.
At ten My sword was fierce when I jabbed with it.
At ten I knew exactly where to dig it in for the largest impact.
At ten I studied people keeping a list of jabs.
At twelve I jabbed myself.
At twelve I reinforced the armor.
At twelve the towers were built higher.
At 28 I took off the armor and put the sword away.
Now at 29 I have no idea who I am without them.
Copyright © Destiny Kiepper | Year Posted 2022
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