I’m supposed to be okay. Right? It’s been years. Loneliness and I-wishes, I shouldn’t be overwhelmed by them. Right? また今年も会えなかったね。 Continue reading tanabata
Sometimes, we believe we are invincible and righteous at the same time. We step on other human beings in order to stand tall.
Our economy is fueled by inequity. We become the oppressed and bullies and are rewarded by meager paychecks.
By looking away and walking away, saying that it’s not me, that I don’t do it, we protect our loved ones and our lives in make-believe safety and remain outsiders.
I ought to stop blaming my pathetic life on the values of others and social norms. 世間体だとか、周りからこう言われるからとか、他人のせいにするのはやめようと思った。 Continue reading embracing
“She thinks she can fly.” “Go for it.” Continue reading heeding
Sparkles on foliage after the morning rain And the aroma of wet grass flowing. I look into the dogs’ bright eyes, their heads tilting. The darkness at night, Grief and suffering of people, And shadows in my head wailing. I scratch the dogs’ bellies nearby, their paws on me. A glimpse of hope and dreams, Maybe, belongs to the future. Lessons learned … Continue reading dark
I don’t know… I need to write something. Draw. Or whatever. Express myself. But why? To be understood? I have nothing. Am I a narcissist? I might be… This isn’t good. No wonder I’m alone. Nobody likes me. What am I gonna do? Hmm… Drink more. Until I can’t hear me think. Yeah, that’s it. For Discover Prompts, Day 28: Focus. Continue reading rambling
Squawking and banging came from outside. I walked to the back porch to investigate. A pair of chickens was scoping out in the carport. I grabbed a broom and chased them with it, and they scampered away, flapping frantically. It isn’t my first choice to live in the jungle, but I do. And, animals, which humans have brought from somewhere and let go wild … Continue reading keeping social distance
Asking for help is my least favorite thing to do, and I suck at it. When the waves of inconvenience surge and overwhelm me, I can’t help but stand alone and look at my feet to steady myself. One small tide, I let go. Wavelets from both sides, I take a deep breath and brace myself. When the surf keeps rolling without a break, though, … Continue reading upwards
To dream, to achieve, and to thrive. Seize everything and embrace nothing. I’d instead run while its’ still fun and keep searching. Because… Will I, for sure, get to see another day when the sun rises? 夢って何なんだろう。 夢を叶えるって。 やりたいことって。 次々に手をつけては、 放っていくのは悪いのかって。 あてもなく走り続ける。 明日があるのかって。 陽がまた確実に昇るのかって。 Continue reading torpor