Yuu Ikeda

A Dragonfly


A dragonfly
is hovering
on the evening glow,
as if
he tells me that
autumn waits for me


I avert my eyes from him,
because I want to stay in summer
as long as I can


I cover my ears
with my hands,
lest I listen to
the signal of autumn

Always

Fragments of your heartbeats

are the necklace
that I wear


Always,
I feel that
you breathe
on me


Fragments of your heartbeats
are the ring
that I wear


Always,
I feel that
you sigh with relief
on me


Mixture of desire and healing
cocoons you and me

Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet. She loves writing, reading mystery novels, and drinking sugary coffee. She writes poetry on her websiteHer published poems are “On the Bed” in Nymphs, “Love? or Death?” in Sad Girl Review, and more. Her Twitter and Instagram is @yuunnnn77.