As the dark settles on the treetops my watch begins.
I have neglected my post for some time now, allowing myself to be lulled to sleep.
Treating my stand as a game;
not seeing the damage the enemy strategically struck.
It wasn't until the small cracks they had put in my armor spiderwebbed,
causing me to fall to pieces,
that I truly realized the horror of what I had done.
Now I watch, put back together, whole and wiser than before.
I stand ready to defend my hope and my peace.