It’s said you do a namaste
To show you hold no blades, no spikes;
With palm to palm, exposed forearms,
Forfeit the chance of blocking strikes;

By bowing, you present yourself
For anyone to smash your head,
Or fell the ready nape of neck,
Or cut your hair to shame instead.

It’s said you do a namaste
To show you trust them with your life.
But who’re we kidding with this tale?
Of course, it means you want a bribe.

It means you will not do what’s asked.
It means you want them gone away.
It means your job requires you to.
It means your parents made you say.

It means you wouldn’t touch their hand.
It means you’re good, not needed, thanks.

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