I waded through the world while I waited for the leader
to announce what we all knew he would say.
In the background I'd been fighting a dragon, me and them, and we
for the past several hours and couple days
had failed to kill it. They
forever and ever
would go on to kill it without me.

I saw you quoting someone famous:

Rejoice, for life is precious; mourn, for your enemy died.

Years later I read that some unknown had decided to say it first.

You and I were too far apart,
but no matter, I wanted it badly enough —
I went back to the world,
prepared myself,
and decided to say it again.

No one replied.

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