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Tweets / Hiromi Suzuki

“He made a book out of the photos we took together.”

A flashlight with dead batteries illuminates the darkness.

“The woman is older and probably has a husband.”

The dreams of that day made me omnipotent, but the nightmares of last night depress me.

“So, I adored your simple, tidy room. But you are a seven-digit postcode generation.”

“He wrapped prawns and chives with rice papers.”

My husband would not have eaten the spring rolls. That night in Saigon he felt sick and lay in bed.

The wire cage surrounding the circus animals is torn apart with a knife. A cacophonous whistling sounds.

“Speak out quietly so mummy cannot hear you.”

Everyone says the demonstration exceeded 1000 people.

The tweets spilled out of each beak are their own stories. They chant their stories in chorus that will never be told.

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), Found Words from Olivetti (Simulacrum Press, 2020), Ephemera (Colossive Press, 2021), Isolated Life (psw gallery, 2023). Double solo exhibition with Francesco Thérès visual HAIKU | OLIVETTI poems was held in Rome, 9 ~30 September 2021.

Note: Tweets is a part of the first poetry collection Ms. cried – 77 poems by hiromi suzuki (kisaragi publishing, 2013 ISBN978-4-901850-42-1). The poems written in Japanese have been translated by hiromi suzuki, 2023.


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