Obsequious Calm

Dirigible of servility
Inflated to protect homeland shores
Flammable ego's gases
Conscripted to floating fortress

Agreement and cooperation
Seem destined progress' foe
Yet conquering rings false
As defense balloons futility

Purpose origin undefined
Will's project indecent
Unless tamed to adopt new metaphors
Courageous journey compass points

Frozen lakes bridge land
Tenuously creaking underfoot
Serve the risk not idea
To foreign lands endeavor

Follow the distant custom
Comply the uneasy posture
Draw near blurry strangers
Holding fear's shaky heart

False predictions spice the soup
Fireside shared hunger revealed
Conflicting souls surrender
Balloon turned open vessel