and step to the side but
don’t look now! Make sure
your legs are bent
in an athletic stance and your sword
is in the proper hand.
Now – slowly! – move one foot
back into the starting block,
take a sip of coffee –
you let it cool, right? –
wait for it; wait patiently
sometimes for weeks of dreary April.
There’s the shot!
And you’re still here.
Once more, from the top.

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