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In Persia, they used to wrestle

each other to ready themselves

for combat. They’d grapple in secret

meeting places, learning first

to sing, to juggle, to chant poems,

to whirl to the beat of a drum.


Let’s wrestle, love, it can only

help now. There are battles

aplenty to wage. Let us

cultivate strength on our own,

then bring our power to a hidden circle

where we’ll strengthen the other.

Imagine how our bodies will meet

each other then, moving

to a faithful, inner drum. With some practice,

imagine how strong we’ll become,

how when we emerge,

we’ll be ready to take on the world.



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