House of Stone

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: July 20, 2018

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El Cholo's hands,
manos de piedra,
moved mountains

Pieces crumbled
like brown sugar -
mementos kept as trophies

70 KOS in 103 wins
4 weight class champion
1 of the best of all time

Yet time double-times the best
Stone hands go soft

Feet plant like sequoias

Sweet science has gone bad

Too much sugar slows
El Cholo down
In the middle of the ring -

He says
“No Mas.”

But

He thinks
“Oh shit.”

And

He feels
“Please
knock my teeth to the canvass
one last time.”

 


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