Death Is Not A Five Star Hotel

Death Is Not A Five Star Hotel

That was it. I wasn’t able to be free, wasn’t prepared to carry the load, not entirely. I was too young. And nobody took up the slack. Absolutely not, so I drifted away. I paddled away, down to a less vibrant part of the river and dropped my line where there were no fish. This … Continue reading Death Is Not A Five Star Hotel

Japanese Festivals Light Up Summer Nights

Japanese Festivals Light Up Summer Nights

Tohoku might be thought of as the equivalent of England’s Midlands or perhaps part of the American Midwest. For many it is an unknown area, neglected by those entranced by Tokyo’s urban glamour or by Kyoto’s quaint antiquity. Nonetheless, as with England and America, it is in the heartland where the soul of the nation … Continue reading Japanese Festivals Light Up Summer Nights

Captivity

Captivity

A poem by David Lohrey