People need the time when they are missing.

Noriko Ibaraki


The poet says that people need "the time to erase their existence suddenly," even though it is "a doze, meditation, or misconduct." Although "there is no reason to make an alibi every day," the cell phone rings. But I do not answer. Rather, breaking open the gap of time, I want to daydream without thinking of anything. It is important to take care of myself, but I sometimes get tired of myself. The time to be in a state of nothingness is also necessary. From a poem, "The Time When You Are Missing."


"March 8  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"