When It is Time to Move On

A poem about despondency, and the bewildering weight of unfulfilled expectations.

Riku Arikiri
Know Thyself, Heal Thyself
1 min readFeb 21, 2022

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Photo by Hans Isaacson on Unsplash

the recluse of life is indefinitely severe
heavier on the heart, and harder to bear

here, there, we try to emigrate
running away to a place of solace

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Riku Arikiri
Know Thyself, Heal Thyself

It’s never black or white. Sometimes there’s a bit of spicy red in there as well.