Aiki-bum Domestic
November 7, 2014
Daryl Muranaka in autumn 2014, stories

The rules of the road
say there is more
than one way to skin a cat
sighs the man
who finally got used
to living alone
bopping around
from Montreal
to Connecticut
as an aiki-bum
spinning and whirling
with a hakama snap
flying and jumping
over hard green mats
and now finds himself
sitting still, still, still
frozen to his chair
with a little, little man
snoring on his chest. 

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