Rush Hour in Tokyo

Day 16 Prompt: “Grab the closest book. Go to page 29. Write down 10 words that catch your eye. Use 7 of words in a poem.”

10 words from page 29 of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami:

• bullet train
• revert
• fold
• changed
• determined
• busy
• summer
• gap
• continued
• passing

A determined sea of black and white;
the cornerstone of society,
powers forward with a singular goal.

The bullet train cuts Tokyo rush hours in half.
Where does the other half go?
The unspent time.

Passing,
continued,
uninterrupted,

without pause or gap.
The sea is too busy to notice –
lost in the fold

-E.E.

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