Japan Journey #7 – Airport


I’ve lost my days and nights by now,
And when I’ll get them back
I cannot say. I guess we’ll see.
My brain’s gone off the track

To the degree it ever is
On any kind of rails;
And when I’m home, I guess I can
Attend to such details.

For now, I’ll sit here by the gate,
Or stagger round the room;
Japan has been a trip this year
I hope to be back

Japan Journey #5 – Chaos


the inability of our minds to make sense out of something
we call chaos
it is not to say that there is no order
but that we do not know what it is

chaos can have its own kind of beauty
if you can stand aside from it
but inside it
it tends to drive one towards insanity

we either make sense of things
or stopping making sense of anything

Japan Journey #1 – Shinjuku


This is where I was tonight
I was here with all of this
If I hadn’t shared the view
I felt I would be amiss

As the traffic and the lights
All around my senses swirled
And the taste, still faint, of meals
Out of this, or any, world

Fell onto my fading mind,
In parading glory passed:
I treasured new memories
That drove out the old
At last