Tag: poets

the curtain

Poetry & Prose February 7, 2020

illusion, please comfort me,
satisfy everything,
i can live peacefully
if you curtain the window
that i had flung carelessly
on the day i was sure
that i had seen everything
plainly in front of me
heaven and hell were divided
unevenly
but there i saw certainty
standing across the street
crossing was heresy
‘if only’, i told myself,
‘i hadn’t seen anything.
the curtain i’d drawn
were a wall to stay stuck between’
sure, i’d lose purpose
and with it gain apathy
but apposed to uncertainty
purposeless living is
sort of like being free
where heaven and hell
are divided by you and me

P E O P L E – imitating strangers

Poetry & Prose January 23, 2019

P E O P L E –

IMITATING STRANGERS

there was a hole in the middle
and the crowd filtered through it
i told myself not to worry
there was a hole in the middle
and the strangers all knew it
i tell myself not to worry

i didn’t want seem unknown
is this something we need to know?
why does it seem like everyone knows?
is this something i need to know?
by my own choice i’ll be the one who goes
i tell myself not to worry

Print by Issei Suda Kamakura Meigetsuin

P E O P L E – let me feel it out

Poetry & Prose November 20, 2018

P  E  O  P  L  E —

let me feel it out

here they let us read until the light goes out
here they let us read until the light goes out
there’ll never be enough time
be enough time
here they let us read until the light goes out
let me figure it out
i can figure it out
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING
is in the light
i can figure it out
i can figure it out

Print by Issei Suda Akita Prefecture

-poems for Tanya

Poetry & Prose November 3, 2018

P A R T  N O. III

‘babe’

“hey, roll up your sle[eves], it’s time to go”
oh wow you know me
[that] unsubtle g[litter] in your eye,
of knowing of an unknown why
– ‘babe’- , you’re tough as nails, what got me on y[our] mind?
i chose once not to see
figuratively, you figured out the me i don’t k[now]

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Print by Naoya Hatakeyama Lime Works