Unconscious Shadowboxer


looming larger
with retreat

from every slug
the counterpunch

to feint
an act of self-deceit

no referee
to part the two

or count to ten
or rescue you

when on the ropes
or on the ground

and no bell ringing
ends the round

in this
exhibition fight

between your darkness
and the light.

Unconscious Shadowboxer © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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57 words (60 the prompt limit).  Boxing brevity challenge prompt - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2753381-Brevity---word-prompt

For Late Night Poets:  I would need a reader.  Blanket per. should also be on file already. 

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Jungian (Carl Jung) Psychology:
The Shadow

Submitted: June 22, 2020

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