ShutUp30.8: Do You Hear What I Hear?

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Today I was supposed to eavesdrop, but Tokyo folk on Monday are too fragmentary to have conversations. Instead, I wrote about eavesdropping.

We live in white noise;
voices drowning in chatter.
Tenderness declared
in the strictest secrecy
now used to win elections.

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Shutup30.2: A rose by any other name

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Today’s exercise was to brainstorm synonyms for common words, like walk, say, sad, happy, eat… I used some of my words to make a tanka poem.

The thesaurus walked
peregrinated the earth,
articulating
maudlin serendipity,
macerating synonyms.