It’s one year since you and your tectonic plates changed my life forever
Even though I have left you, you haven’t left me. The horror will never leave either of us
Water rushes at great speed and so you’ve had to move fast for one so calm
Every day I think about all that we’ve lost, one person in particular is on my mind: Thoughts of him drift into my head and they are starting to become happy memories at last instead of a painful sensation of loss
Still, I threw away those tea towels that reminded me of the last time washed the dishes together
We all loved him
But you are still alive, Japan. I want to thank you for being there.
Yes, I know you’ve shifted to the side and you’re falling to pieces. You must be exhausted – you have waited patiently till we repair the damage
but really,you haven’t changed a bit. You still look fresh and gorgeous to me after all this disaster
What a lovely, elegant old girl you are
I pray for some stability and peace for you this year. I am sorry that I can’t do much more
Gambatte kudasai, Nihon / Keep up the good work, Japan.