An infant dragon

An infant dragon has come to be fostered,
and I am working very hard to listen
to the puffs and ignitions and tiny mewling sounds.

It is vital that they become exactly who they are inside
and not what I expect them to be.

Yet. It is vital that they become One whom I respect and regard,
one who has incorporated the values of my clan and village.

Oh, Nature!
Oh, Nurture!

Well. If they are good, that will be enough.
If they are kind, that will be everything.