Monday, 3 November 2008

The Heavyweight Champion of the World

The bigger one swings his microwaveoven-sized fist.
The jaw-bell rings. Down the short slide, and boom.
And bust.
Splattering oily-fluid red in a moose-horn-shape
Across the canvas
Though hardly a blank canvas. Hardly a blank.
Hardly conscious at all.

Hard to point at the ceiling when your fingers are
Globed in leather.
Hard to do all the fiddly buckle-and-tongue tightening
Of this jewelled belt
When your hands are all spheres-and-thumbs.
Hard's the word.

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