the contract is clear
make amends, like it's all educational

game is a function
opponents are mirrors too
a sort of stab, like most reasonable cliches

owning my part
a taller advocate
an inflated orgasm
the perfect vice

buckle down
most every comparative compromise
impending reproachable insanity
impeding emotional growth
**who laughs & who doesn't

small, first round blows
you listen for similarities
so...the thing stays up
in this, a tournament of
over thought, underfed prose
(vulnerability exposed)