thug with unkind action

just a routine check up

invited to the surgery

& the banal questions they ask

how are the knees?

well Doc I’ve done a round or two

you were a boxer?

no not at all but y’know

I’ve swung when I’ve needed to

never was a back alley scrambler

as he retreats further behind his desk

more of a lover than a fighter

y’know how that goes….

& what do you do?

he inquired uneasy

I’m a writer

a poet

ah he says soft smile

growing comfortable

understanding now

he’s dealing with just another lunatic

in his day to day

not a thug with unkind action

just in the words please

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