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Ishigaki Rin / 石垣りん – Ⅰ

In the Stomachs of One Hundred People




On the tables, one hundred plates,

before them, one hundred people,

on the plates, one hundred flounders;

as the tableware clinks, tinkles,

the fish are reduced to a few bones, heads, and tails.

(What would the Princess of the Deep say to see this!)


The one hundred ladies and gentlemen

wipe their lips with white napkins, and talk elegantly:

“You know, the whole world is a mess now.”


In the stomachs of one hundred people,

one hundred fish, all dead.