Just a Note: Missiles…

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I’ve started this at least 4 times. I’m struggling to capture the experience of being back at work this week. In between the news of one disaster compounded by another disaster, whether natural or man-made, I found comfort in the smiling faces of the children I teach. We sing songs, laugh about strange English words, and do our best to communicate.

With laughing and smiling faces, the children shared with me one of the new English words they learned over the summer: missile. They played games that depicted missiles be launched and then landing…and my heart broke.

They are processing, I am processing, this summer of man-made mayhem.

Until Next Time,

D.

 

 

 

 

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Until Next Time!

D.

 

For the sake of normalcy

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I pour a cup of tea, sip it, delighting in its aroma.

I pack my bag for work, glance at news headlines on my phone, and contemplate dinner.

I prepare lesson plans and life plans, all the while wondering if any of it matters.

I place my keys on a magnetic hook, glance through a new book, and consider leftovers.

Life has become a news stream, a ticker tape parade of banal bits and sordid pieces, that fails to bore or shock anymore: a birthing of and dying in indifference.

I pick up my pillow, hold it close, finding comfort in nostalgia.

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Until Next Time,

D.

 

 

Reconnecting

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Another grey summer day in Japan and life continues on. I wake up to a wall of clouds outside my window, the sounds of money being earned with each passing car, and the hazy whispers of my partner. It’s barely 6 AM.

I consider 24 hours earlier: I was standing in her apartment, face unwashed, clothes disheveled, emergency backpack straddling one shoulder, and wondering if this was our last moment together–North Korea had launched a missile towards the north of Japan.

A few months earlier, I arrived in Japan with a baseline plan of refocusing myself, laying the groundwork for accomplishing future goals, surviving earthquakes, and embracing the unknown.

This morning I am content with waking to a winter-like sky, watching my partner eat leftovers for breakfast while taking pleasurable sips of a Starbucks’ soy green tea (matcha) latte, smelling burning sandalwood incense, listening to passing cars and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on YouTube, and wondering and planning what else the future holds.

I am moving forward with writing, with loving, with being loved, with enjoying the simplest aspects of life while appreciating how complex life can be. For now, I’ll return to daily blogging, sharing my thoughts about life in Japan, how I’m managing my fibromyalgia, and whatever else that comes my way.

Until Next Time,

D.

 

 

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #106 Sing&Flower

Through Layers

Where is my voice now?

Buried in the yard, howling

through layers of dirt.

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Poetry: Black Drops

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Black drops

Cold black drops, rain now,

cry now, then sleep, dream not, cold

black drops, cold black drops.

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A Haiku: I Struggle with Naming Things

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I often wonder if, where, when it is okay to tell my story. 

 

A rabbit, or anything

It’s a strange thing

no one teaches you to be

or calls you human

 

from birth, as you die

I wonder if it’s alright 

then to be a bird,

 

call yourself Sparrow,

maybe then watching rain clouds

wouldn’t feel lonely.

 

You see, I was born

to a regretful summer,

or at least Thursday.

 

I’m sure I cried,

or laughed, then learned to stop

 among other things.

 

I wanted to be 

a rabbit or anything 

other than me.

 

Only one question,

unspoken, fills the seasons.

Will I be human?

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