Oh man. I was looking for a light poem, and so I opened a poem by this same author, Crisosto Apache, called “Laughter.” IT WAS NOT LIGHT. So ironically I went to this poem, and I felt much better than with the “Laughter” poem!
By Crisisto Apache
For E.P. Kazhe/Botella
The dread, however, was not of death’s agonies.
— Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, tr. by Will Petersen