I will not throw my hat in the ring
I will not throw my head in the ring
Nor my heart
Nor any other part
I will enter complete
And with care
I will sit quietly for a good while
Some days I may
check the boundary and press the ropes
there is none to fight in the ring.
I will speak gently with myself of unspeakable things and
I will weep.
In time I will walk a path out and leave the ring through a gate that swings out and back in again.