It’s high tide
And high time
For hitting the mats and rolling.
The gentle art of yielding,
The efficacious arc of hatching,
The ordinary act of awakening.
Guarda aranha, a defensive system
For offensive operations against
Insurgent air chokes and flying kicks.
Fern fronds unfurl
By the dew’s thrust,
The wind’s weight
(By the dawn’s early light).
Frog’s sticky tongue
Octopus plant’s glue
An ant or rhyme near an ear.
The butterfly guard allows for elevating sweeps
Thimbles of unhinged wings and lithe legs.
A shoulder segmented from biceps, a neck from chest,
A choke segmenting air from lung.
All warfare is based on deception,
Then divide and conquer.
Trapdoor spiders construct camouflaged
Tunnels along insect walkways.
Delusions are inexhaustible.