Yamazaki Sōkan 

Yamazaki Sōkan 

Carpe Diem’s Leafless Tree #2 through our torn paper doors (Sokan)

waga oya no shinuru toki ni mo he o kokite
 
even when 
my father lay down dying 
I kept farting 
 
kaze samushi yabure-shooji no kannazuki
 
cold wind
through our torn paper doors
in the month without gods *
© Yamazaki Sokan (Tr. Gabi Greve)

 

 

quick thrust to back
chiropractic manipulation
i break wind

month without hope
torn wallpaper flutters
with each breath of wind

 

godforsaken month

screen door slams

all night long

godforsaken month
the north wind
pierces
my heart

screen door slams
open and shut, open and shut
too cold for repairs

all night long
the sound of your last words
echo in the wind

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