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Ishigaki Rin / 石垣りん – Ⅲ

Greeting with a Smile 



I begin to take myself apart.

With the care of boning a cooked fish

for an infant child


with the strength of plowing the earth for sowing

in the direction of a cloud, thinning, flowing in the wind


with the timeliness of a green apple

welcoming its season for ripening


with the love for old tiny forms

unraveling my late mother’s hand-knit sweater


With a smile I greet the person

who never tired of telling me what to do

after the moon became full


I begin to take myself apart.