The flip of the tail,
The clink of the blade,
The fight continues on.
Canine versus feline battle on the padded matt
Their tails flip as their blades match.
Clinking in almost a musical possession they dance in synchronized harmony
Steel on steel,
Flesh on flesh.
Until they meet canine pressing hard against the feline blade
snarling and barking at the silent feline.
With a press of the wrist the canine's power is flipped
His position compromised
With stumble and a thud.
The feline ready poised to strike
The final blow as the canine speaks
Feline helping canine up
With a bow, "The student is almost ready to become the master"
The feline smiles at this,
the canine face becomes stern
"But to do that you need to commence one more battle before you can
With that they bow and meet
Poised ready to battle the age old battle
For one last time before
Canine and Feline will be on equal standing.