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(Kotozuka Eiichi: JAOD)


In the tedium,

the gloom became contagious.

His querulousness

was becoming quite tiresome.

She felt like someone

half-way across a log bridge,

not knowing which way

she should go: forward, or back?

Irresolution gripped her.

Then she determined

that she would take her vows – now!

She sought no favour,

other than the way of peace.