two poems by yuu ikeda
A Swimming Bird
The bird is swimming in the ocean of spring. A line of cloud cheers her up by showing the way to the horizon. I'm seeing them, on the ground, hoping that I'm also able to go to the horizon that releases me from cramped loneliness.
The cipher that I want to solve most is floating around me and flowing in my veins. The difficulty gives me craving for life. The vulnerability kindles my desire. The cipher that I want to solve most flickers every midnight, as if it tells me that I can't solve the depth eternally.
YUU IKEDA is a Japan-based poet. She loves writing, drawing, and reading mystery novels. She writes poetry on her website. Her published poems can be found in Nymphs, Selcouth Station Press, Sublunary Review, Remington Review, and more. Her Twitter and Instagram: @yuunnnn77