If you are not a japani*
for sure your car could be
if not, your television is
if not, your motorcycle definitely is
at least check your phone
or maybe the stereo. Ah, now
your footwear-joothi**. That is it.
You may never have been to japan
no matter where you live, japan
has entered your life.
These gentle people, so unassuming,
humble and delicate in stature
and conduct. How do they manage
to invade everyone’s lives.
Their stoic silence is not of the
weak, their gentleness for sure
not weakness. Determined, Dogged
and Dignified. They stand in
*Hindi, for a Japanese person
** Hindi, for footwear