axeman: shared energy

weary

he began

position the round

swing

strike

again

position the round

swing

strike

there is an invigoration
an energy
that communicates itself to him
in reverse

from the struck wood
into the blade
back upward
through the handle
into him

instead of compounding
his weariness
retreats

when the first round
is split
he automatically
selects another

position the round

swing

strike

his vigor
now located
does not flag
through an hour of repetitions

position the round

swing

strike

and he feels
deeply pleased
at what he has accomplished
after such an
unpromising
beginning


© Frank Prem, 2017

October 2017 Poem #17: for the sky

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