• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 02

The Thing About Jousting

The thing about jousting
is someone’s getting knocked
off their high horse.
Whether it’s the white or the blue knight,
is a matter of course.

The thing about jousting
is an extended neck
will not make the crowd cheer.
It’s not enough to charge bravely;
the winner must steer.

The thing about jousting
is each contestant is given a lance
but whether blades have been blunted
is a matter of chance.

The thing about jousting
is that most knights cheated
and the ones who rode honorably
were likely defeated.

The thing about jousting
Is it’s not just about ramage
The true winner is the one
who emerges
with the lesser brain damage.

The thing about jousting
is it’s a lot like survival.
To be found the fittest
we must outlive our rival.

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