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28 May 2012

My Fist, His Jaw

Two boys after school
Eyes locked in combat
Cheers and taunts
From the ring of children
Fists fly, dirt rises
They depart.
One victorious. One defeated.
Lessons learned. Conflict resolved.
But the Fight never leaves
It swims within
Rivers of tears
Oceans of sweat
Mental strain
Exhaustion
Beating at sacks of sand
Hairline fractures
Swollen knuckles
Teeth hit the floor
Imaginary stars
Many months
One moment
Several minutes
Hardly enough time
To slaughter a dream
To break a man
My fist, his jaw
My floor, his blood
My victim, his loss
My hand raised
His candy-ass swept off my floor
I did him a favor
I broke him
Snapped bones regrow stronger
He will rebuild himself
Come back to the ring
A man, not a boy
Ready to return the favor
Pound his face in
Like I did to him
Like another man did to me
As I stand here
Fist in the air
I watch the broken man leave
Know the drill
Hop in the ring
Go through hell
Drag another man out.

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