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Kyoto Poems, or how to date a hypocrite (erasure)

By Ana Prundaru.

I.
It’s breathtaking
to
place god
everywhere
and not
transfer
it once
at your
front. Do toss a prayer.
The purpose first and foremost, is the
display of genius and
unrivaled
shrines of
humanity.

II.
Thousands
pray to
these wonderful gods which
you respectfully
swallow
for a few moments
before
tossing a short
purpose to
display near the
world.

III.
Literally
and architectural
wonder like
gardens of
calm and photography
fill your mouth
offering moments
of present, between
the gates
in front of
the world.

IV.
For each
beautiful moment and casual
worship
from the
altar to your hands and
shrines
you build
a storage and
preserve
humanity.

(Erasure from a Travel Guide Kyoto, Japan, http://kyoto.travel/en/shrine_temple)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ana Prundaru, who resides in Zurich, is a photographer and writer. Her work has appeared in A-Minor, Wilderness House, Gone Lawn, Fjords Review, Literary Orphans and Citron Review, among others.

First published in 3:AM Magazine: Sunday, October 4th, 2015.