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I shall not go to the cottage ever again.
This time, I shall keep this oath to myself. The cottage is tantamount to weakness; Samurai are everything but. I am not. I may not enjoy the act of killing as such. I enjoy a clean, professional kill, though. I enjoy being a shadow, striking effectively, and disappearing into the darkness again, without leaving a trace. Does my intellectual, detached approach to my work make me less of a warrior? A powerless one?
My fingers are trembling, strewing dry twigs that will burn faster than thin parchment on the wooden floor. They tremble even more, while clanging the flints against one another.
Yet the fire doesn't flare up; my own self-hatred does, as I put out the first flames with my heavy boot last moment.
No Samurai is weak, indeed no one except me.
Seeing this as an established fact, I cross the room with heavy steps, lying face-down on the narrow tatami. There is a thin linen thrown on top of it the only vague admission to us bei
dead dog julyI.
the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
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