a creature crossed my path today
bluish, warty skin
weapon aloft
to take on the world

he’s seen many battles
heard foe against foe
long hours of debating
over coffee and snacks

I’m sure this wasn’t
what he signed up for
strong warrior, made for conquering
not battling dust bunnies

he’d kill us all, if only
he could get past
the empty dice cube
he’s stuck in on my shelf

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On finding an old, hand painted orc miniature from gaming after watching an episode of Critical Role. If you get a chance, watch Matt Mercer lead Stephen Colbert through a short adventure benefitting the Red Nose Day campaign. It’s brilliant.