Kenzo Fukuda

 

Purgatory

“I don’t sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death." - N.Y State of Mind by Nas


Sleep

and Death

Argue to Nyx

about who gets each child

 

Sleep asks for eternal rest

Death asks for merciful end

The Fates’ string is not yet woven

Before Nyx can decide

Hemera emerges

chasing Hypnos and Thanatos

Back towards Tartarus

 

 

 

The Lies We’re Told


I promise, where I’m taking you

is guarded with guns

And filled with bread

 

The water is home

but home is an eventual death

there’s gold where you’re headed

A sword will begin your ascension

 

It’s. Just. Us.

And the lamp

Follow it

to walk on water

 

 

 

 

Sparks

Flaked with orange, the water was set ablaze
Thin and low, the flame rose from the center
Teetered side to side

The water rippled with each step the flame took
Until the flame gained its balance
The water rippled with each turn the flame took
and soon it began to dance

Step, step, twist, turn, step, step

to the beat of the wind
with the waves in the water
Each step trailed with fire
the twist orbited by sparks

water became fire
fire became smoke
and smoke became sparks

 

 

 

Kenzo Fukuda is a 15 year-old, highschool sophomore in the Creative Writing Department at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco, California.
kenzofukuda@gmail.com