The Promotion

I want to die the king

My double-edged sword numbs and prepares me

for the weather, I’ll face ahead

My kingdom is constantly raided

I am weakened with each battle I overcome

Yet my kingdom is strengthened

I’ll be admired

I will be remembered

In my world, the stone steps float above shallow water

Elephants swing swiftly with their trunks among the highest of treetops

I now and forever will embrace these fractured wooden beams

They are the first drafts of my kingdoms future

These fractured wooden beams are still standing


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