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Updated: Aug 13, 2021

Illustration Courtesy: Jesse Draxler []

<Naught> swells gradually,

being clothed in

showy clothes

I have no way

to pop it

I just leave my heart

to vehemence and cruelness

of <naught>

<Naught> becomes my everything

I become everything of <naught>

The place where I'll arrive


the place where I started

are <naught>.


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>,

“Love? or Death?” in <Sad Girl Review>,

“Poetry Drops Like Raindrops Do” in <JMWW>,

and more.

You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @yuunnnn77

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