Time by Amano Tadashi (時間 / 天野忠)

The person sleeping next to me
has been sleeping next to me
every single night
for the last forty years.

On light summer futons in summer,
on heavy winter futons in winter,
sleeping beside me
every single night.

Is that the sum of forty years? . . .

like something wrapped in cloth,
mouth
slightly open.

私のとなりに寝ている人は
四十年前から
ずうっと毎晩
私のとなりに寝ている。

夏は軽い夏蒲団で
冬は厚い冬蒲団で
ずうっと毎晩
私のとなりに寝ている。

あれが四十年というものか…

風呂敷のようなものが
うっすら
口をあけている。

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