Yearbook 2008


Shinju (Canada, 28 yo, Musician)

Noon sun, black-tiled roofs
(GoogleMaps, satellite view)—
glinting fish scales
with two chimneys; smoke
floats up, above the
Kutoyama hills.
(Tenzo, many-armed):
Kannon in the kitchen—the
scorched pots, her eyeballs;
pickled ginger, her
fingertips…with tempura,
miso soup—her blood
Wonders the yama-
neko—安泰寺: place of
cheap calm, or safety
and peace? Tar paint shines,
slippery; chimney
burns her mangled fur.

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