Bench Press – A Ninefold Poem

Desperation and perspiration
Muscles tightening around the bar
The face flushes while veins are throbbing

Thinking stops movement; must stop thinking
Numbers become intimidating
Focus on the breath — in and then out

Weight heavy in both mind and body
Fear of failure overwhelms us all
Become one with the weight and press it


About ninefolddragon

I am a self-proclaimed writer, spiritualist, and warrior. My primary writings are poetry and essays that evoke elemental visualization and are written in honor of the sacred feminine.
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One Response to Bench Press – A Ninefold Poem

  1. Reblogged this on Ninefold Evolution and commented:

    In honor of tonight’s lifting session at the local YMCA.


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