foundation summer initative
commemorating 50 exhibits
and 2000 days of atashi.org
design assistance from the summer moon
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EI spent my time lying on the grass beneath the cherry trees, s!
Etaring up into the colorless sky, watching the clouds emerge a!
End slink away with the airs of an irritated schoolmarm waiting!
E to catch one of her misbehaving students in the act. That was!
E right. I, there, with my arms outstretched, my knees bent int!
Eo a point aimed straight into the heavens, my back planted on !
Ethe ground, every inch of my clothes soaked by the rain that h!
Ead just passed, was ready to abandon all claim to being human !
Eand just become mud. Something that would dirty another girl’s!
E uniform skirt or cling stubbornly to a teacher’s boot — that !
Ewould be my only presence. I could relinquish everything else.!
in the event of an emergency, please
remain where you are and wait for
directions from uniformed personnel
tomorrow will be a better day
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