Long time resident of Tokyo ---
"Where is this woman I once knew so well?
Memories fading or hurtling by like a
howling wind at a speed I can't fathom or define.
A star hangs like a teardrop from her eye,
quivering but never falling.
I search the empty corridors of my soul
in hopes of catching just another glimpse
of who she once presumed herself to be.
Where is this woman who trod with such certainty,
where is she now?
I mourn her passing as another dawn breaks
in my restless heart."