Thursday, July 22, 2010

post wii insomnia/the shrine owl

I rarely have trouble sleeping. Japan wears me out and my days are filled with classes and correcting and the endless tasks of work and home. But this week is finals week and I have lots on my mind and Shuji and I had a good Wii session too late in the evening tonight, so...

this city sleeps
I do not
the shrine owl calls
offering strange, small comfort
welcome company in the heavy summer darkness

Off to bed. I can feel my pillow calling.

Where the shrine owl hangs out (twilight photo)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

4:30 a.m.

light pitter-patter of grey dawn rain
brief calm before the storm of heat, the
raucous cicada calls and office mayhem
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