“Wait.”

A punch to a padded wall
Gasps of air
It’s cold in here
But you can’t do anything about it

“Wait.
No.
Stop.
You’re doing it wrong.”

Another gasps
Breathe in
Deep
Footwork clangs against metal floor work
Just like it’s supposed to

“Wait.
Again.
This won’t help you in a fight.
Do it again.”

Breathe in.
Breathe in.
Don’t panic
Don’t panic
Don’t panic
Two breaths in…
Jab
Strike
Like a crab
Moving backwards
Forward
Sideways
Sometimes dodging
Sometimes hitting

“Wait!”

You drop.

“That’s good.
Better.
But it still won’t help you in a fight.”

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