Fighter’s Dilemma

Fighter’s Dilemma

by Ian Jackson

You didn’t care 
       that I was your star-crossed lover,
you struck me.

In a stadium filled 
       with shrieks from the sadists, 
we watched one another.

My face was unrecognizable 
       until it was marred. 

The crowd paid to see destruction. 
       You gave it to them.

Ian Jackson is an aspiring creative, born and raised in Tampa, FL. He attempts to produce art that discusses the unsung, unacknowledged, and unappreciated. His literary and visual art has been published by Media Renaissance, Retro Press Vol 1, the Independent Florida Alligator, Rowdy Magazine, and the Harn Museum of Art.