Interisland Ferry

It is amazing how simply sitting on a ferry or in a nearby port could open your mind up of many things. This poem was written in Tokashiki ferry and Tokashiki port. July 2014.

To reach the bottom
of your subconscious
You should sit
at the foremost point
of this interisland ferry
Let the wind brutally slap you
in the face
As you start to think of what if
It serves its purpose
Pulling you back into what is

To stay in the bottom
of your subconscious
You should lean back
at the table by the window
Next to where people hang the anchor low
In this neighboring island’s port

Facing your own island
on the horizon
Take a sip
From 300¥ dry Asahi beer
And get drunk a little
with the warmth of the beer
Get drunk a bit
with memories
Of your 11-month journey

Facing your own island
Only then you will find
The bottom of your subconscious

 

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