stands, raised hand
answer every question
to bring justice to a depraved land.
warning of the beast eager to devour.
tells how it mauled,
and it whines, growls, evades
The beast does not know it is a beast,
but the warrior knows.
The warrior warns.
As the beast prowls and pretends
to be a kitten, a puppy, an innocent thing.
The warrior knows.
The warriors know.
Are you listening?
Or will you open doors and invite it
to devour you?