tank jobs

in the old days
you had some fighters
who would go from town to town
taking dives
they called these guys
“tank jobs”.
they were put in to make
the hometown boy look
good.

the trouble with most
“tank jobs”
was that they dropped
from the slightest punch
possible,
sometimes from an
invisible punch.

boxing is better regulated
now
but every now and then
you’ll see a “tank job”.

such things really bend the faith
it’s like Santa Claus stealing the
Christmas tree
or the 7 dwarfs gang-banging
Snow White.

in the next lifetime those
“tank jobs” are going to have to
work it out as
snails, roaches and
lice,
and they’ll probably be
3rd rate at that
too.