This is the first installment of my narrative prosepoem Hidden Behind The Leaves . The four part narrative tells the story of Master Ko. 'Autumn' is the first part, and the seasons will provide a background theme for each subsequent installment. Earlier posts ---essays, stories, and poems---can be found in the archives.
name just ko, a finger tracing ideogram in palm of hand: 古 ... that 'ko', mia says, and ko says, or this one ok too, drawing: 子 ... old, child, says mia ... ko laughs, old child, bobbing his head...sitting on stone bench outside haguro shrine, clouds, the long road south to kanazawa, to kyoto, ise, north then to tokyo, ate bananas ... chuckling at the thought ... then on, north and west and home all at once in haguro