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At Summer Camp
After a hard day of
Training, practice, practice,
Suwari waza, tachi waza,
D-J, music, dancing
Beer and snacks
Under the awnings
Tall pines, shadows
In the dark
In a gold lamé hakama
Conversations way into
Back on the mat!