Inner Battle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   Inner Battle

A samurai
in the challenge of his life,
centered on what matters.

An ocean who does not comprehend
why it is being challenged.

A sword
in the hand of the samurai
thin and real as the sharp crescent moon,
hot from the hold that grasps it.

A wave
the ocean keeps for defense.

A stance of preparation
the samurai takes for his battles -
cold and rigid with his boundaries clear.

A crest forming
on the blue, razor-sharp wave's edge.

A feeling of pure confidence
the samurai has an experience.

An overpowering, brute energy:
the sea cannot stop itself.

A twirling wrist
gives everything to its cause.

A curling wave,
powerful and naive
like the very essence of the sea.

A retreat from the samurai
has come too late

A collision
was never necessary
A samurai has fallen.
An ocean is not any wiser.

by M. M., New City, NY


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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