The Ancient courage,

I have known.

Blood coursing through my veins,

I stand alone.

Fight or flight?

Instinct takes control.

I feel the power,

I carry the load.

Muscles tighten,

I have decided.

I am tense,

I must seize the moment.

I do things I thought that I could never do,

I feel things thought impossible to feel,

My mind does not attempt to know the unknowable,

All that exists is what is.

There is no past,

Nor is there future,

There is just the moment,

Until it is over.

But this surge of confidence does not last long,

Soon after,


I fall.