Saturday, November 26, 2016

Jan Dean # 25 Dresses for the Dead


front page headlines read
pushing me back to meeting
the young Australian woman
red-haired and animated
opposite the railway station
in Kyoto. We’d just arrived
and she’d been to markets
held weekly, therefore out
of our reach. She was there
to study the lost wax
technique, making bronzes
and reaching into her bag
pulled out exquisite kimonos
bought for next to nothing
telling us Japanese believe
souls of the dead inhabit
their abandoned clothes.

1 comment:

  1. oh! I really like this. ...interesting movement of images from lively to deadly....Will you be extending it?


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