Into That Good Night – A Poem by Rowe Williams

Original Word: ἀγωνίζομαι
Transliteration: agónizomai
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.

from Strong’s Concordance
The feeling of your body 
struggling for Life 
as Death insinuates itself 
into the marrow of your bones. 

The instinct to preserve, perpetuate, 
inflict 
yourself on oblivious universe, 
kindled by the Foe. 

The mutual causality of 
Life/Death,
codependent enmity driven by hunger 
for lover's embrace.

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