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In a coffee shop
Watching snow fall
And street traffic
Crawl on by
With Christmas wreaths
And Christmas lights
The holiday season
Full of cheer and joy -
Perhaps something else?
But, what I think about
Is that the dojo is closed
For Christmas and New Year
And that my body
And spirit misses
The struggle and fellowship
Of Aikido practice!