Monday, October 28, 2019

The Deserter by hiromi suzuki

Roses in desert;
Blossoms colored in yellow, red, orange
Have thick stems such as tree trunks
Thorns like the knives hidden in a dry well

Deserter with bird cage in his hand;
There is no choice to drink something but vodka
He is dreaming of catwalk show in fireworks
New Year celebrations throughout the world

The catwalk show models are roses;
Dresses made of chiffon, silk, organza
Rotate the beauties in kaleidoscope on runways
Mirror reflects the knives cutting off the flames

Words to spill out of roses' lips;
Petals colored with lithium, barium, strontium
The deserter empties the bird cage and his
Pocket full of sand     to

Fly   away      to

Free space

hiromi suzuki is a poet, fiction writer and artist living in Tokyo, Japan. She is the author of Ms. cried - 77 poems by hiromi suzuki (Kisaragi Publishing, 2013), logbook (Hesterglock Press, 2018), INVISIBLE SCENERY (Low Frequency Press, 2018), Andante (AngelHousePress, 2019). Her works have been published internationally in poetry journals, literary journals and anthologies.

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