Hello Mt. Fuji, My Favorite Mountain


This is the punishing way:

thin air bubble, genji, high-altitude

underwater helmet sport, books I read,

books I didn't read, my breasts

in your hands ("they're heavy").

But back to the mountain:

sea anemones have so many nerves!

Just poke them and they jiggle like mad.

Or are you talking about sea cucumbers?

Look:  I was not a special child, a magic child,

I did not sit by lakes with dogs.

I lie in this bed with a scotch-tape Mt. Fuji,

my favorite mountain,

and I eat all the sushi, and I rub my face raw,

and I wait for the teaching silence

at the top of the mountain,

at the bottom of the sea.

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