When the dreaded foe resurfaced
My heart crashed against the ribs
Knocking me down.
But soon I picked myself up
And the ground steadied beneath me,
And I faced the foe.
The apparition which had petrified me
Was now but a shadow of what he was
The first time
He’d been demystified.
His cards were exposed
And my reserves I’d discovered.
I mocked him.
You can kill only me
You can’t touch my spirit