#5 of 365 – “kung fu”

“kung fu”

 

we rise on Saturday

usually achy

from Friday night

classes,

a grueling,

invitation only

trial

for upper-sashes.

five hundred kicks,

five hundred punches,

discipline, technique

and power,

the true push

through pain and stamina

being reserved for the second

hour.

it is a sweaty, stinking,

drippy mess,

unapologetically

not pretty,

but it keeps me

running with my children

and forgetting

that I’m fifty.

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About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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