Marguerite / Hiromi Suzuki

For him, Burger King in front of the Express Bus Terminal is nothing but the waypoint between the mountain foot and the offshore island. It is also his hometown. A ladybug and nostalgia are hiding behind the marguerite. The marguerite is dying for lack of water in flower vase. The flower and piled ashtrays have been left at the end of the counter without being noticed. Sentimentalism of him who is wearing the hooded jacket and sun glasses. The words spill out of his eyes through the glasses. The climbers look for the lower course of the river, when they have lost their way. However, he cannot recognize a plenty of groundwater as the buried treasures. What he can see is a forest of buildings from the window of Burger King.

The Tokyo-Shinjuku Express. He transfers to the metro at the Shinjuku Station. In the crowd, burger and marguerite get messy in his backpack. The ladybug tries to jump into the closed door. The insect drops down on the platform, but will fly somewhere again. As if the seven shooting stars are vanishing into the morning sun.  A white petal boards the train at the Ochanomizu Station from the bank of the Kanda River. The petal of marguerite flutters on the knee of a girl getting a seat. The girl dreams of the ocean. The destination of the river and the groundwater. She is falling into a slumber. The marguerite will become a seashell in silence.

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/

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