the boxer

nothing can prepare you
for losing all that you are
and all that you have

don’t begin to believe
that the two are unrelated
for one follows the other
as surely as night follows day
(even in the lands of the
midnight sun people still
close their eyes and
pretend to be sleeping)

but neither should you despair,
for your ruin will transform you

you will burn, harden, and reemerge
tough as nails
forged in postures of defense
fists up
soul raging

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