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Limit Break

A poem about Roxas and battling darkness.

When I reach 
my limit
I think of 
Roxas’ limit break.

His special ability:
Magic Hour.

Wearing grief
in a black coat,
he stands before 
The Heartless;
his darkness 
personified.

Then 
he breaks
cries 
smites 
with pillars 
of light.

Wielding Keyblades
of yellow moon
and inky night
he fights.

When I reach my limit,
The Heartless
find me.

When night falls
they rise
with red eyes
barbed tongues
and snatching tentacles.

Wearing hope
and dreams
in golden armor,
I break
wipe tears 
then fight fears.

My Keyblade
is a brilliant star
that slashes
moonlight.

With one strike
my special ability
activates:
Full Moon Blast.

Halos of light 
erupt from me
as I float 
carefree.

I am
an angel
vanquishing
demons
to stay alive.

In the end,
I survive
emerging 
from darkness
to stand in
the dawn.

By Tonya Pennington

Latonya Pennington is a freelance pop culture contributor. Their gaming criticism and features can be found on Strange Horizons, Anime Feminist, Supernyx, and among others. Give them a follow on Twitter @TonyaWithAPen

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