Illustration by Nazir Hunzai

A Prophet by Adam Que


Illustration by Nazir Hunzai
Illustration by Nazir Hunzai

Its jointed legs look as if
it is walking on suture needles
Its peridot painted exoskeleton
Its pea in the pod shape
Its head that looks like
it can be a kabuki mask
In its eyes I see the reminisce of dragons
Wings like riding horseback on wind
Front legs that grasp on the orb of Zen
Not far from the same waft of
wild horse grazing on native pastures
More than just a prayer, a second chance

“The art of fighting without fighting.” – Bruce Lee


About the Author

Adam Que

A Prophet evokes a sense of freedom, of tranquility, of nature being beautifully untamed.

Adam Que is an independent writer/poet from Jersey City, New Jersey.
He has competed as an amateur mixed martial artist. After he stopped
fighting and working to be a professional fighter, Adam instead
started to share his writing. His poetry has appeared in The New
Engagement and Slink Chunk Press. When not writing he is a huge foodie
and anime nerd.


About the Illustrator

You can follow Nazir Hunzai’s amazing art on Instagram.


A Prophet is one of the many amazing poems from the upcoming fourth edition of the literary collection The Machinery.

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