Why Should I Be Bitter

Saigyo 1118 (Kyoto) – 1190



Why should I be bitter
About someone who was
A complete stranger
Until a certain moment
In a day that has passed.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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