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Poetry: Pressure

Blank pages wait for me

to fill them with

fragments of uncountable words

Blank pages wait for my pen

to run around them

I feel that

they are glaring at me,

and I hear their voices resounding

<Fill me with your ink.

Fill me with your tears.>

I'm exposed to their pressure,

and I dive into a slump

My pen stops,


words become haze

I'm sorry, blank pages

I need time,

not pressure

Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet. She loves writing, reading mystery novels, and drinking sugary coffee.

She writes poetry on her website

Her published poems are “On the Bed” in Nymphs, “Seeds” in Tealight Press, “Dawn” in Poetry and Covid,

and more.

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