“A Strand of Spider’s Web“
my heart has now, faced with so many possibilities,
chosen to follow the spindly strand that leads towards you.
that’s a spider’s web
in other words, a slackened thread luring me to a trap.
even if I’m wrapped up top to bottom and I die,
I touch that gorgeous strand
glistening with evening dew drops
in the darkness of the wildly overgrown woods.
I try to swat away these feelings,
but all I end up doing is getting myself more tightly entangled
I suspect you too know,
the emptiness of a lost love
and yet that hasn’t stopped you from being drawn to
strength that doesn’t shy away from it.
in the darkness of dull days
I’m dazzled by
that strange light that appears to dance,
and flicker in the moonlight.
I tug on the one and only thread called “you” and pull you closer.
Translated By: Boo & Takako Stewart