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Living with a Killer

May 6, 2005

My housemate recently received her brown belt in the dangerous discipline of Ju-Jitsu. She’s really nice, and a very gentle person, but I’m a little more polite around her now, and more careful to say ‘excuse me’, and ‘thank you’, and ‘may I please…’ than I was before. If she ever turns on me, I’ll be in a world of hurt.

So inspired was I by her achievement that I thought I’d try my hand at another ancient Japanese art– haiku.

The brown belt binds guts
a taste of a distant goal
Rosemary walks tall

Her kata is a lot better than my verse, but she’s had more practice.

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One Response to “Living with a Killer”

  1. Darin says:

    looks great – D

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