Outside Chance (repost)

Tonight
I find myself choosing
Between a tough fight
And a soft relinquishing

I have no fear of sweat and blood
Especially my own
I have blinked away salt and sting before
Tasted that sanguine tincture on my tongue
Just as I have gritted and grinned
Guffawed even at the shattering
Of my own sanity
While I shook it off
And got to the business
Of setting it back into place
With a quick jerk and a wince

Harder still is stepping back
And letting his fist fly just beyond me
Leaving only a slight breeze
Which carries with it a faint scent of sweat
And deflated fury
To keep my swollen gaze downward
And let myself listen, for an instant

To shocked silence
A moment of pure possibility
While we wait
To see what I will choose next

Tonight I find myself

–April Resnick

Boxing-2 Kalel

Boxing-2, by Kalel Koven

~ by April on August 28, 2013.

2 Responses to “Outside Chance (repost)”

  1. Excellent and visceral

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