Night leaves tears
on my notebook
every time dawn comes back

The ink emits a light like a firefly,
and sinks to the seamless horizon

Even if you vanish
from my view,
my notebook reminds me
of your sorrow

Even if I’m swallowed
by cruel sunrise,
my notebook makes me feel
your warmth


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet. She writes poetry on her website. https://poetryandcoffeedays.wordpress.com/ Her published poems are “On the Bed” in <ymphs, “Pressure” in Selcouth Station Press, and more.

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