I need to take a break before the War
I need to sit silently in the dark.
And wrap my hands.
This is going to be the first real fight
In a battle where we won’t see the end.
Find my center.
I am Karate, I cannot harm them.
But I will make sure that they don’t harm me.
Stop talking and yelling and let me think.
You cannot know where the arrow will fall
Till bow is raised.
The arrow is settled and the string pulled.
And you sight the target and let it go.
Prepare for it.