Mysterious Art
Bamboo-Leaf Boat

Dedicated to Yuko Tatsushima by Junichiro Takamatsu

Become bare
How much I become bare
There are things I canft see

How much I wash and wash
There are things I canft wash off

I close my eyes then I can see

Time passes by
The body decays in tatters
But when the maggots polished off the last flesh
How white bones are!

I look burning but
I was wearing clothes made of ice
And I was sitting on the ice

One day it melts like tears
And look! A bamboo-leaf boat is coming up the stream
Then it reaches my throat
Crushed me gasped and mumbled