Academic journal article Women's Studies Quarterly

Bonsai Bondage: Sex Work in Little Tokyo

Academic journal article Women's Studies Quarterly

Bonsai Bondage: Sex Work in Little Tokyo

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The purposes of bonsai are primarily (consumption for the voyeur) and the pleasant (business) of effort and ingenuity (for the trafficker). Bonsai practice focuses on long-term (clientele) and (grooming) of one or more small trees growing in a (brothel). A (whore) is created beginning with a specimen of source (trauma): this may be a cutting, a (repressed memory), or small (trespass) of a (safeword) suitable for (submissive) development.

1.Gather the cuttings.

You've picked me

out of a phone book. I'm so honored.

Behold my smile I slip

off / turn on, earnest

to merge; lock these

legs, clip me.

2.Style: wire, prune, bury in finery.

Stockings, veins, emaciated,

corseted, coifed, cuffed, rubbered,

premature & cheap & desirable. …

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