The steel door closes; there’s no place for cover.
Winter chills navigate the length of the spine,
Though a fighter can also be a lover;
Focus as the ally will be their lifeline.
When the bell rings, they merge on the pain highway.
Refuge vanishes; their skills on display.
Fans wait, excited, for finishing touches;
One mistake, the win is ripped from their clutches.
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/12/02/mma-storytimes-rispetto-poetry-prompt-challenge-36/.
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Word of the Day at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/12/03/mma-storytimes-word-of-the-day-winter/.
Prompted from Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge at: https://godoggocafe.com/2020/12/01/tuesday-writing-prompt-challenge-tuesday-december-1-2020/.
Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/12/03/your-daily-word-prompt-ally-ydwordprompt-december-3-2020/.
Prompted from Word of the Day Challenge at: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/12/03/excited/.
Prompted from Fandango’s One Word Challenge at: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/12/03/fowc-with-fandango-refuge/.