Here & There


First day of 2024

Huge earthquake happened in Japan on 1st January

And ever since, all TVs have been occupied with the news

This morning

Watched aerial views from a helicopter

A part of the town in fire

For a moment,
I felt overlapped with the scenes that I have been seeing for the past 2 years from Ukraine & from Palestine

"Here" and "There"

Here, it's one area of the town in fire
Here, it's catastrophe by the natural disaster
Yet, here, it is my country

There, it's not my country
Yet, there, the entire country is being destroyed
There, it's man-made catastrophe

For a moment,
I didn't know how I should've felt all about it

And now,
I still don't know what I should feel about it