Click. The cage shuts. Now, you’re locked on your target.
He has the same starved look; one could ascertain
The bell sounds, corner call combos in argot;
Both are snarling—ready—to bring the pain.
A frenzy ensues, no feeling out process;
Fighting’s a sport; it’s also life and death chess.
Maybe it’s strange for warrior women and men
Choose amplified rushes again and again.
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/11/25/mma-storytimes-rispetto-poetry-prompt-challenge-31/.
Prompted from Ragtag Daily Prompt at: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/11/27/rdp-friday-ascertain/.
Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/11/27/your-daily-word-prompt-amplify-ydwordprompt-november-27-2020/.
Prompted from Word of the Day Challenge at: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/11/27/frenzy/.