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I decided
To train the boxer
And send him into the ring.
With endless energy
I inspired him
To fight.
I filled him with
My love.
Upon each of his victories
He and I
And the crowd, lifted each other up
And screamed cheers.
That man
Can beat the shit out of death
The passing of time
With punches to the groin.

Irwin R. Shaw - 1981