Jared’s post put me in a mood for death.

 

The Bus to Huelva. November 11, 2007

 

I sit on the bus

looking out at Barcelona

trying to decide what

a good samurai respects.

At first I think he respects

politesse and a fine blade. Then,

I think he respects violence.

Then I think that he respects everything.

Then I think that he respects everything

but death.

 

Then I think of bullfighters.

What they share is insolence

towards death. It makes perfect sense;

Of course the cost is high.

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