... he fell heavy on his knees;
eyes hurting,
lip bleeding,
soul exhausted.

It approached him with the usual
"you're-on-your-knees-again-&-I'm-gonna-rip-your-goddamn-soul-out-of-you" grin.
He waited, suffering.

It lifted its brutal arm then hit him with all its might.
He took the blow, face to the ground,
shit in his mouth; but unlike the other times,
something awoke in him.

He gathered all his power.
Jumped to his feet with a swift movement,
took his pants down

He pissed all over it, making it melt like an ice-cube.
Water had saved him this time.

Drink water.