daruma

Daruma-San

I have a regret
Like every other human being
I want to go back to that day
To stop myself

Curiosity kills a cat, they say
And I am Cat

I called after her
Now she’s with me
Forever playing this game

I keep running away from her
“Tomare!”
I shout
“Tomare kudasai!”
I plead
I extend my arm
And do chopping motions
To send her away

I used to only see her
When I glance over my right shoulder
Now she’s seen by left
By the streets
By my peripheral vision
Everywhere
With a smile

Daruma-san
Will catch me one day
She will strangle me
Pull me away
Will I still be alive tomorrow?

I’m sorry
I shouldn’t have told you
She’ll be after you too
Oh no
She’s near
She’s right there
Behind you