You step in the cage, tension hangs in the air;
Trust in your coaches, partners, and training,
Lacking confidence may as well be despair.
Not getting lost in the moment is draining.
Being properly trained doesn’t need a sign;
It’s not like wondering if our stars align.
A loss is like standing in an empty street;
There’s no other feeling than that of defeat.
Prompted from MMA Stortyime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/07/29/mma-storytimes-rispetto-poetry-prompt-challenge-9/.
Prompted from August Writing Prompts at: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2020/08/01/august-writing-prompts-3/.
Prompted from the Sunday Photo Prompt at: https://sundayphotofiction.com/2020/07/26/sunday-photo-fiction-july-26-2020/.