Prizefighter who say they’re not scared are lying;
Under the lights, center state, who can blame them?
Fear weaves through their neurons with thoughts of dying;
A one-way conversation—dirty like phlegm,
An automatic reaction, choke it down,
Or it levitates and causes a breakdown.
Don’t pump the brakes and let this feeling stop you;
Their reasoning is: honor and revenue.
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/11/27/mma-storytimes-rispetto-poetry-prompt-challenge-32/.
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Word of the Day at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/11/28/mma-storytimes-word-of-the-day-conversation/.
Prompted from Word of the Day Challenge at: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/11/28/blame/.
Prompted from Three Things Challenge at: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/11/28/three-things-challenge-431/.
Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/11/28/your-daily-word-prompt-levitate-ydwordprompt-november-28-2020/.
Prompted from Ragtag Daily Prompt at: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/11/28/rdp-saturday-weaves/.