Original Word: ἀγωνίζομαιfrom Strong’s Concordance
Definition: to contend for a prize, struggle
Usage: I am struggling, striving (as in an athletic contest or warfare); I contend, as with an adversary.
The feeling of your body
struggling for Life
as Death insinuates itself
into the marrow of your bones.
The instinct to preserve, perpetuate,
yourself on oblivious universe,
kindled by the Foe.
The mutual causality of
codependent enmity driven by hunger
for lover's embrace.