Million voices muffle, slowly fade out.
You rid yourself of fear and doubt.
Crawling up to that dark place.
Red hot knuckles bruise your face.
Scarlet fluid spills on your shirt.
Drops of sweat wash off the dirt.
Animal instincts set in motion,
Seeing survival as the only notion.
Deafening thud – as carcass hits the ground.
You kneel, you hold his head still, you pound.
Emotions come rushing back.
Straight face remains, heart pitch black.
Opponent down, money earned.
Another victory, another lesson learned.
Sounds of police sirens are getting close.
Leaving the scene, you think of the life you chose.