mt fuji an ebook by moon tzu
Pause. The VHS Tape needs time to rest. It is old technology. New technology defeats it. Poor VHS has errors nobody cares about anymore. Static hiss and fuzz wrap themselves around this old tape. Who cares about it anymore? Everybody wants glitches, mistakes, skips. Late at night the tape thinks to itself, alone in a world without a friend. Mount Fuji is on that tape. Does anybody remember that mountain? Big mountains are the latest craze. Wimps hurt themselves on Mount Fuji. The moon rises above Mount Fuji, giving it a friend. Like Mount Fuji it is lonely. A space program dedicated to it is gone, a remnant of a more prosperous era. Garbage is strewn across its surface. The moon dreams of golf games played on its surface. Who can visit it now? Who wants to visit it now? Mars is cool. Moon suffers from the ‘been there, done that’ syndrome.
Cities are dirty. That’s their charm. See most cities. Any clean city is doing it wrong. Look around you. Get disgusted. Yep you live in a city. It is fine. Embrace the dirtiness around you. Know it is yours and you own it. Cut the grass. Live on a small lot in the city. Define the universe in lot dimensions and square footage. You rule this territory. Never forget that. While your domain is small you conquer everything within it.
Dreams take over. This is natural. He lives in a lighthouse. Staring at the sea can make one sleepy. I should know. I’m a beach sloth. That’s my life. Avoid getting too close to the light bulb. It gives off no warmth. Everything is fine in bed. Use your bed as your permanent residence. Give your bed its own PO Box. Have people send you things. Backyard parties can be difficult. If you hear the word ‘pretentious’ directed at you leave. Or become one with the ground and fertilize new crops. That’s how it works.
Love the haiku ‘i am more human when i am anonymous no one can know me’. This may be my literal mission statement in haiku form. I know this definition is not limited to me. Without a face to these words these words are easier to write. I want to be judged on words not on my appearance. Glad I am not alone in this goal. The ending haikus confirm what it means to be human. Stay up late. Feel alone and productive.
I like the calm of this chapbook. It is tailor-made for the late night lifestyle. Feel calm and feel reassured.