TOPIC OF THIS MONTH
January, 2019
 

   
Luncheon
by Hideo Yokokawa
for Jeanne Shannon

Sitting at the elliptic table in between us like this,
Enjoying white wine before meal,
Crossing my legs relaxedly,
I use a fork by one hand giving my weight to the backrest.
While, you use knife and fork in both hands gracefully
In a quite neat and polite manner as used to,
We are talking about the things of nothing particular one another.
The time passes by.

You are there like that.
I am here like this.

I feel something strange in this existence itself, but
We are contented.
Thinking an important photo that I have lost, I say
"The world seems peaceful, it's enough, isn't it?"
"Is it? I wonder"
You say watching my eyes calmly and add
"But, I love you"
"Yah, me too"
I say honestly receiving your eyes directly.

In this early Sunday afternoon,
We are talking casually at the table one  another
A very serious but natural matter.