Why I Am a Karateka, After 12 Years, When Everything Hurts & I've Suffered the Coup de Vieux (the Blow of Age)
I wear pajamas & go down on the floor
when the instructor says "stomach touch" &
then I do pushups.
I get bowed to & the color
belts have to know my name & I know if they don't.
I like to work hard at something I'm no good at.
I don't mind working hard at something I'm no good at.
I was the only one to do basic self-defense #2 correctly.
However, I switched my feet to match, so not only was I wrong,
I lacked the courage to be right.
The black belts laugh all the time.
We have to.
We make so many mistakes.
It was a typical class.
It was a terrific class!
As Sensai Albie would say:
That's one they can't take away.
The wood floor with 40 years of sweat & polish.
The big mirrors, where you can disappear.
My legless armless boyfriend Bobthat I can beat up!