To return the hat which bees are nesting, I go to the department store
at midnight. I put the summer hat on a naked mannequin. The hairless
head of the mannequin is excited. Not only does honey tangle sweetly
on her neck, but the tip of the satin ribbon tied to the chin is
connected to the nameless asteroid around the umbilicus.
Choose the cloche decorated with the floral appliqué instead of the
straw hat. If you pull your hat over your eyes, you can win the hide-
and-seek with an accountant who is good at singing. And a
choreographer who is bragging about his daughter.
And a monk who loves spiny lobster. Even if the telephone of funeral
preparations rings, do not touch your mobile. Even if your feet
stumble with burning sand. Even if you feel a vague envy.
This poem originally appeared in “Ms. cried – 77 poems by hiromi suzuki” (kisaragi publishing, 2013 ISBN978-4-901850-42-1). Seductions written in Japanese has been translated by hiromi suzuki, 2020.
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.
Web site: https://hiromisuzukimicrojournal.tumblr.com