Two Warriors

The last bout of the night

  two warriors would fight

  with legends

  now at hand

 

Feet and fists wrapped

  their spirits attacked

  and of their bodies

  they would demand

 

Each kick got higher

  as two hearts aspired

  to what lay just beyond

  their grasp

 

And as the referee sounded

  over hearts that still pounded

  only the best of each other

    —had they asked

 

(Seoul Korea: August, 1976)

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