Two Warriors

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War …

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)