The Softer It Falls



In Musashi Kokubunji Park, a boy attempts to build a snowman.
2018.Jan.22/Kokubunji, Japan/国分寺、武蔵国分寺公園


all thoughts and traces

Living is the daily removal of dust
from various places
and beloved faces,
tending to years as if
we could hold them within
our ever-shrinking hands.

Fingers fold, hardening into
shepherd’s crooks.

Wiping away time becomes
tedious, more trouble than it’s worth,
in a season when keeping one’s eyes
open can be a tremendous struggle.

various places
beloved faces
leave them alone
all thoughts and traces