For Those Who Love ALL Things Japanese

For Those Who Love ALL Things Japanese

Love, they say
All the things
The art,

Except for the smell of fish,
the depiction of history,
the strength in her story,
the nuance in speech,
the kindness,
the reason you fell for love anyway.

The art is ancient.
The memories are difficult.
There’s war, there’s starvation, there’s force, betrayal.
She’s not a servant, not your mistress, not absent of morals, not raking your gold.

There’s a difference between hibachi and teppanyaki, you know?
There was devotion, you couldn’t divine.
There was love, you couldn’t discern.

You were too busy being in love with all the things Japanese.


About kat9090

Hafu (Half Japanese), Late Discovery Adoptee, Sister, Mom, Daughter, Wife, I cook, look back, look forward, lean left, drive a lot, write a lot, wish a lot, I will be square with you if you are square with me. Find me on Instagram @shojikat and Twitter @biteme9090
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