By Writing, By Carving

In the toneless world,
in the world
where invisible fears confront me,
my heart started to carve letters
with impatience

I hope that
lost tones come back to me,
by writing letters, by carving letters
I hope that
invisible fears vanish,
by writing letters, by carving letters
I hope that
someone confirms that
I exist in the world,
by writing letters, by carving letters

My heart can’t make any melodies,
can’t resound any melodies
But my heart may be able to resound letters,
in the corner of someone’s heart

 

Yuu Ikeda is a Japan-based poet and coffee and mystery novels lover. She writes poetry on her website. Her published poems appear in Rigorous, Briefly Zine, Kalonopia, The Minison Project, and more.