Poker Face

By Yuu Ikeda

Screams of her soul
never make tattoos of tears

Her cheeks are always dry,
although she wants to moisturize there
by deepest pains

Howls of her soul
never make pendants of tears

Her eyes are always toneless,
although she wants to decorate there
with cruelest pains


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.
She loves writing, drawing,
and reading mystery novels.
She writes poetry on her website.
Her published poems are
“On the Bed” in <Nymphs>,
“Pressure” in <Selcouth Station Press>,
“The Mirror That I Broke” in <vulnerary magazine>,
and more.
Her Twitter and Instagram.

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