Love and Space Dust
Poems from my anthology, Love and Space Dust. The full book is out now and available as:
The SHRINE at ISE have been rebuilding the whole Shrine each 20 years by the ancient technology, for the past more than 2000 years to reassure the latest and the oldest Shrine of all in Japan. This is called TOKOWAKA meaning “evergreen” concept. 伊勢の神宮 今年は式年遷宮でした。
people dedicate the gates when their wishes come true. The official website of Fushimi inari shrine says there are more than 10,000 gates in the shrine property.
"To wait. In our lives we know joy, anger, sorrow, and a hundred other emotions, but these emotions all together occupy a bare one percent of our time. The remaining ninety-nine percent is just living in waiting. I wait in momentary expectation, feeling as though my breasts are being crushed, for the sound in the corridor of the footsteps of happiness. Empty. Oh, life is too painful, the reality that confirms the universal belief that it is best not to be born."
"I look at you, and I just love you, and it terrifies me. It terrifies me what I would do for you."