Beware – the allure of rage:
Its hot singe from combustive hunger
while vessels engorge, and it feels good.
It’s joy impaled on serrated steel,
a detonation then hot shrapnel lacerations.
I was never meant to marry.
One momentary glitch and
I had consented. I was the gaijin
whose name meant ‘die!’
Remember, you’re only as lovable
as you are useful.
Revenge: It’s how anger grieves
and then calls back its dead.
Chuui suru, fundo no kowaku
nensho sei no kufuku kara, atsui no kogasu
mata kekkan ippai ni suru, so kimochi ii.
Shifuku ga, nokogirihajo ni kizutsuita.
Bakuhatsu shoshite hahen no ressho desu.
Kekkon suru imi shinakatta, demo hittotsu no
shunkan tekina koshou kara, shoshite, doi shita.
Sono Gaijin no namae no imi ‘shinde’ deshita.
Oboete: anata ga benride areba, anata wa aisubeki desu.
Fukushu: sore wa dono yo ni ikari kanashimu
sonogo, kare no shinin yobidashimasu.