Reprisal

I confronted you
As dying men confront
The necessity of death

You know, I confronted you
With not a hope of victory
And not a chance
Of a positive result

I simply stood
And stared at you
And waited
For the next move

And you glared at me
And I was certain
You were not so scared
As I had thought you’d be
By hopelessness
In resistance

The first blow came as no surprise
Nor the second, nor the third
And then, when I was down and
Drifting between consciousness
And some strange other place
I was surprised
That you kept kicking, punching
Desperately
Trying to eradicate
The stain
Of hopeless resistance
From your wounded pride.

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About dcduell

Failed musician. Trying to write for TV. Never sure quite where I'm headed. Serial un-funnyman. I used to do a lot of writing. Sometimes I still do. So I decided to put it on the internet. I'm on Facebook and Twitter. Pretty active on the former, not so much on the latter. Holler at me.
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