Recent Post
@metatronpress

- 3 days ago

RT @alex_icon: reminder to writers to pitch/submit to places you care about. they won't be around forever
h J R
@metatronpress

- 7 days ago

One of our authors @saguarohugger (author of number one earth, winner of The Metatron Prize) is in need of financia… https://t.co/0ZhJ20Na1Y
h J R
@metatronpress

- 8 days ago

RT @akilamantado: Metatron Press published it and is having a 30% off sale for all poetry this month if you need more encouragement. https…
h J R
@metatronpress

- 8 days ago

RT @akilamantado: "The reminder of a body is not always useful when trying to live."⁣ ⁣ It has only been poetry. I am scattered amongst sev…
h J R
Archives

OMEGA | Kenta Maniwa
3477
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-3477,single-format-standard,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-theme-ver-6.3,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.0.1,vc_responsive

Kenta Maniwa

25 May Kenta Maniwa

What’s The Difference Between A River And A Creek And A Brook And A Stream?

 

My mom apparently knows a way to get toothpaste back in the tube. She says she learned it from a Japanese variety show.

I’ve seen the Japanese variety show before. It looks like the Japanese version of Sabado Gigante.

I once heard a pimp from Richmond use the phrase ‘one or two are close to nothing’ in reference to losing one or two of his female employees.

‘Her name is the name of a shoe… That black guys love. And people stand in line for hours, days, to get them.’

I got on the bus and my face went from a frown, to a smile, to, for a brief moment, a neutral expression, then back to a frown.

‘Cynicism is a quality i no longer admire,’ I heard someone on the bus say.

My facial expression and my actual feelings are rarely on the same page.

Once at a company party my boss asked if I was having fun. I said yes, and my boss said, ‘someone should tell your face.’ It came off meaner than she intended, I think.

In my head I said ‘I would rather watch a rerun of a golf tournament than be here.’

There’s a guy at my work from Alabama who refers to spray paint as rattle cans.

My life is dormant and exhausting.

A want to wallow in something, physically or emotionally.

A river is a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea or a lake. A creek is a minor tributary of a river. A brook is a small stream. A stream is a narrow river.

 


 

Kenta Maniwa is from Oakland, California. His work has appeared in Hobart, Spy Kids Review, Crab Creek Review, Dogzplot, Mad Swirl, and some other places. His chapbook, Someone Else’s Toothbrush, is forthcoming from Long Day Press.

More Recent Posts