Princess of the Tower

Miyuki Tatsuma



out into the night –

glowing capillaries in the dark.

The city

like a dormant flat creature

encroached upon the horizon,

breathes a faint halo

above the line where it meets the sky.

Towers in the distance,

sleepy giants of a thousand eyes,

hover in the haze

of evening air,

blinking red eyes


In a quiet room,

uppermost of the tower,   

I lean against the window – 

so much air 

it tears

a voluptuous sigh from my chest

and above the palpitating streets my breath

turns into mad laughter


I find a strange peace

as I vanish into the noise

of the city at night.

Find Miyuki on Instagram: @mitats95

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