Spring 2013


Jiujitsu Déçu

Being human means feelings, like anger in the essay
The woman strangled with her own rope

Some possible futures of English
Will have
Will

a pause to empty the head of expectations

say a boy in a white outfit go tries to throw his friend
and the mat slides, part water and salt

backed out of the driveway, trying to gain purchase in snow
no go

or:

So, that was winter.
and the blossoms cough out their lilacs

I spend time in conversations wondering if I’m listening enough

she realized all that training was not going to make a difference—
cried for an hour then one more

his hands past my ears
my wrists under his hands
I realized all the training amounts to me immobile—

This conjuring act woman at bus stop in glint of piercing neon
murmurs a sexy “seems like it” to the phone

such plain day

and the hardening of hands

and the sudden inability to flip to the end of a song.
(Must I listen to the whole song?)

CYNTHIA ARRIEU-KING





 

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Street Fight Real: Combat Jiuitsu Techniques