Danger by Amano Tadashi (危険 / 天野忠)

In the East, there is a mountain
where old useless people are thrown away
like throwing away an old pen.

Really, it’s the logical thing to do

Everyone
let’s throw away our old rusted pens
But we mustn’t toss them on the mountain
Up there
the old and the useless
shuffle about as they weep.

「危険」

東洋には姥捨山があって
不要な老人は捨てられる
古いペンを捨てるように。

まことに合理的なことだ これは

諸君
古いさびたペンは捨てよう
ただし山へ捨ててはならぬ
山では
泣きながら
不要な老人が歩いている。

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