Benched

You lie back
rubber pressing up against you,
the ceiling looks miles away 
behind the cold metal bar-
heaving, breathing, gasping,
hissing as you push
gravity fighting your arms 
heavy on your chest-
final exhale relaxing release
with a shuttering clank,
feeling light like air
you are done-
next set.

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