Soak me in an acid bath
As I seek to test my limits
For pain I do not fear
And want to conquer
Like the great warriors who have
Come before me
Performing magnificent feats
Showing mind over muscle
Sitting in the midst of a blaze
Yet calm and unfazed
Shocking the people
A symbol of protest.



Jaden Pierce is an Asian American poet and writer from the DC area. His poems ‘Comparison’, ‘Rhythm’ & ‘Scare’ will appear in Dreich Magazine. He can be found on Instagram and Twitter @jadenpierce01.