The Wrestlers ~ Sean Wai Keung
We sit in the audience screaming
at each other this is our first date.
You have traveled a little farther than me
to be here but the guy who has traveled
the farthest is the guy screaming
SUBMIT SUBMIT in the ring his leg
all wrapped popping around the other guy
(who has also traveled far but not as far
as you or me or the guy standing over him).
Which means I guess that journeys make you stronger
or at least more willing to use your strength
and I think that this is probably true as you
meanwhile scream something at me
that I can’t hear but it sounds like SUBMIT SUBMIT
(although it could be STOP IT STOP IT) and I want
to stand up leave get in my car drive away from this
but I can’t do that and neither can you or the two guys or anyone else
and this makes the world feel so lethargic and slow
and I think hard about that as we both sit pinned to our seats
pretending we can’t hear each others sighs and gasps.