Broken Pieces of the Truth

Yuu Ikeda

The truth was burnt,
became ashes,
and they were scattered in the wind.

Nobody knows where the ashes go.

broken pieces of the truth will rot on the ground.

Although the sky is clear and blue, and there are no shadows of clouds,
ashes of the truth that cloud the ground
are wandering slowly and secretly.

Yuu Ikeda is Japanese. Her poem ‘Sinful Silhouette’ was published in the online journal Rigorous. Read more of her poetry on her website.