The Boxer

11th round, and body swole inside, 12th approaching, it’s a fight for pride.
Whether coach or trainer, manager or supporter, the boxer enters alone.
Sweat underarm, breathing out psalms..’tuck left..jab right’..’duck..fight’
shoulders weak but don’t drop ‘em
tired spirit but don’t give in
take the pain to the body
this round is mine only
me against me..

– janberry

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