“meal of meals”: a tuber, from the Arawak aru-aru,

standard cedar wood, safety glass target, poplar wood, feather fletched, recreational cedar, full length flu-flu cedar, … red hot high velocity carbon, carbon raider, carbon express, … stalker aluminum, … rubber blunt point, club, flared, …

head weight will also affect spine

a stitch, often used as needlework filler



(Trivia note: Napoleon said that the reason the British favored the tuber in such goods as biscuit, jelly, cake, and so on, was to support their colonies.)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

After Longfellow: a Twilight Zone episode where crewmembers survive a rocket ship crash then proceed to fight one another …

Did I mention exit?

This way in!

Also, quarrels.

One who fashions these aerodynamic projectiles is known as a fletcher–or, when the head is metal, arrowsmith.

(Preceded by sling and spear.)

(Triva note: 1139, Pope Innocent II proclaimed that the crossbow should only be used against infidels.)

quiver of–


hard rock, as well


Arthur drove us into the hills where we hiked up to the caves. Arrowheads glinted everywhere and we were warned not to pocket any of them.

Was I nine? Dad bought me an orange bow and arrow set that I used in our tiny backyard. One flew next door near the Suggs’ patio but no one was home. Was I scared? Did we go to Dick’s Sporting Goods for more?

Did I suggest a way into my heart?

quiver, quiver, quiver

Valentine’s Day



One set gold-headed, the other of lead.

Broadhead Round, Bionic Buck, Blarows, Champion of the World!, Darts, Golf Archery, Night Shooting (Monster and Racoon), Padded Arrow Sport, Running Buck, Turkey Tester, Curling, etc. Note: these are not governed by organizationally-sanctioned rules.

Correct: flu-flu refers to arrows designed to fly short distances, especially for aerial targets where the archer must anticipate the bird’s travel path.

Kisser button–

Kimiko Hahn has had a poem in the first and now second issue of Aesthetix and each one is in the form of a zuihitsu. She has eight collections of poetry and teaches in the MFA Program at Queens College, CUNY.