My Friend the Samurai
by David Andrés Alíx
So quiet, so quick, so graceful and pure.
Had I the privilege to work by your side, I would take the position.
Be it ditch digging or x-ray taking.
Your spirit is light and there is no fear.
I have worked alongside you, taught by you.
Your modesty allowed me to teach you.
No arrogance, no self-consciousness, humorous, on point.
Neither male, nor female, righteous and just.
May you be my executioner, because it would be done right.
Lightning fast, and painless, compassionate, loving, Samurai.