Discover Japan
Through whirling pinball machines
and furnaces burning clay to bizen-yaki
 Nippon speaks.

Through stinking diesel pipes
and rank computer chip dyes
 Nippon screams.

Through stumbling sumo giants
and hushed remarks of Sumitomo clients
Nippon sleeps.

To discover Japan
discard notions of beauty or monstrosity
and at the center of a fading cherry leaf
realize all things in this world are brief.