The Entrance                                                                               Osaki Sayaka



At the entrance of the mountain

The short leaves of needles

Softly patter down.


Trees say

Nothing but

Look carefully.


They are prepared

To eat me up

At any moment – but still


From the bright place above

The short leaves of needles

Patter down.

Tokyo Poetry Journal

Tokyo Poetry Journal
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