Metal Blossoms on Chrysanthemum Trees

The steel symmetry
in a Japanese katana

blurs in upward cuts
even in the hands of a child.

The sword is always
carried edge-up

so it need be drawn only once
for heads to roll.

The same could be said
of poetry.

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