The Boxer

The Boxer

Can you spare a love?
She asked for his heart,
just as polite as you please
& she tried to ignore
the red boxing gloves
covering his brown hands.
Overlooked the way he
beat her heart without
tripping over lost love.
Just gathered up her belongings
when he left her heart
lying in the middle of the floor,
a technical knock out fo’ sho.
When she came to, she
wondered how she’d missed
his unyielding fighting stance
& TKO dance. How she never
knew loving provoked the fighter
in him. Blood didn’t frighten him,
he liked to see it run like water &
like she would when he would
chase her. It wasn’t about the way
she nearly drowned after
the fight, for him it was only
about the casual dance of two fighters
in the middle of the ring.

Peace & Love,


About Rosalind Guy

I'm broken & my soul is weary/ my weary soul rebels, fights/ anything & anyone who tries to heal me/I beat my head against a wall of memories/ trying hard to break free from the chain of memories/ I can only be free by saying it so/ i weave a necklace from words and finally/ I find freedom/ free free free. As you can see, words are powerful to me. As Maya Angelou said, words are wallpaper of the soul. I have lots of nightmarish memories that threaten to break me, but I learned a long time ago about the power of words. They can be used to heal and destroy anything that threatens to destroy the person. Words coupled with love have the power to save and heal. I am author of three books: Skinny Dipping in the Pool of Womanhood, Tattered Butterfly Wings, and Blues of a Love Junkie. I am a high school English teacher. I am a former reporter. I am a mother. I am a woman. I am a fierce advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves, those who's voices go unheard. Check out my Amazon author page at the following link:
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