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A Hollywood Finch in wine coloured tie is hopping frightened by the wink.

It’s an eye in the illuminated signboard
of the ophthalmic hospital in the sudden rain at dusk.

Are you crying?
He takes pity on an eye which falls the raindrops.
Are you sleepy?
He asks an eye if the flickering signboard will break down.
Will you disappear as well?
A Hollywood Finch is fading out into the drizzle, invisible.

At dawn, an eye will melt into the daylight, dazzle also a puddle.

Hiromi SUZUKI is an illustrator, poet, artist living in Tokyo, Japan. A contributor to the Japanese poetry magazine gui (run by members of the Japanese "VOU" group of poets, founded by the late Kitasono Katue). Author of Ms. Cried, 77 poems by Hiromi Suzuki (Kisaragi Publishing, 2013), her works are published internationally in Otoliths, BlazeVOX, Empty Mirror, Experiment-O, M58, DATABLEED, Black Market Review, Burning House Press, h&, BRAVE NEW WORD, DODGING THE RAIN, Jazz Cigarette, TAPE HISS, The Arsonist, MOONCHILD, Angry Old Man Magazine, Coldfront Magazine, 3:AM Magazine, and were included in events for National Poetry Month (circa 2015 and 2017) and Poem Brut at Rich Mix London, 2017. A new book of visual poetry, logbook, was published by Hesterglock Press in March, 2018.


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