What You Will
On the second night the typhoon misses Sendai – just wind and rain
after the day’s epic – marking essays on Drugs & Alcohol in Lit
in brilliant sunshine with distant mountains
from this twelfth-floor apartment in Dainohara.
I’d been downtown to Starbucks to download Goro’s poems.
Miu (like ‘See you’, cu) remembers me from last year.
I buy sushi from the S-PAL food hall @ 20% off – last trading –
make sure I get some sea urchin and salmon eggs
plus a quartet of fried oysters – for my autumn food tanka.
Take the old subway with my new icsca ‘let’s go’ card.
Missed the bilingual TV news – defer reality til tomorrow.
On the table, Mako’s pale, pink-tipped rose.
Outside apartment and office lights to Kita Sendai.
Disappointing 711 French cab sav will be good for cooking
tomorrow night’s coq au vin for Osamu. Hey, ho.