I’ve taken painstaking care
to avoid this moment
when the hot solar flares
take away my chance at atonement
for the crimes I’ve committed
& the lovers I’ve lost
& the innocent lives it costContinue reading
Would you help me if I was in trouble?
Would you be tender?
Would you be like the good Samaritan in the bible?
Would you wipe the drool off my bruised mouth?
Would you carry me on the battlefield?
Would you feed me?
Would you listen to me talk of how I’ve wasted my life?Continue reading
There are many ways to dissect and analyze a novel like The Wind–Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. The original Japanese version of the book was released in three parts, and the English translation that I read was just over 600 pages. The novel is packed with different thematic elements and symbols, and it’s easy to get lost in the tangled web that Murakami spins.Continue reading