Ant Breath


Sawako Nakayasu

Twenty 呼吸している ants are places in a 呼吸できない glass jar, about which they are not extremely happy.

after  some  time,  their  movements  slow down, 言えない and all  of  us  with  half a とてつもなく heart  decide  to set  the ants free.

The jar is opened わ〜うれしいわ! and the ants flee in a maddo ba-sutingu obu energuii.

The jar is opened again 空と思ったら a sealed, cloudy container full いっぱいだよ of the tortured breath of innocent ants.

Tokyo Poetry Journal

Tokyo Poetry Journal
c/o Jeffrey Johnson
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