Illustration of dragon with broken wing

Artwork by Caden Weghorst


Broken Wing

Trying to accomplish his utmost
in sync with his developing abilities,
he still messed up—

and when he did, there was nothing
to shield him from
the scathing criticism tearing at the
fabric of his fragile ego,
slashing deep wounds into his young
psyche, and plowing
ugly furrows through his translucent
talents and dreams,
scarring his passage into adulthood,
where the ominous
shadows of his past continued to cling.
Instead of soaring high
like an eagle exploring the open sky,
he mirrored a flying
dragon stranded with a broken wing.

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