Captivation

Jaida (Jay) Donnerstag

Hanging from the ceiling

Shackled and chained

Held captive by your captivation

 

No chance to strike back

Destined for each jab

No mouth

Nor face

Just hit to the core

Boxer slips on his gloves

As the naked bag dangles lifeless

Each punch numbs my leather canvas

Each blow bobbles and bruises my body

 

Tapout

After

Knockout

After

Time out

 

Retreat to your corner

Water valeted into your mouth,

But here I remain

Center stage

Sweating in the heat of summer

And cracking at december’s dawn

 

Held captive by your captivation

 

I am wearied of not wearying

Sleepless in my sleep

Untouched by touching

Silent by my mouthy silence

Held captive by your captivation

 

As the dawn breaks

And the twilight cracks,

And the stars offer hope to the hopeful

And i remain swaying

Blow by blow

 

Held captive by your captivation

 

Chain suspending

Connecting

Steadying

Communing

 

Me, to the ceiling

To the heavens

And all,

All that is beyond