周 – shū – circumference
音 – oto – sound
周音 – amane – global sound
ママちゃま – mamachama – my cute mom that I respect
my cute mom that I respect gifted me with this name in between
infinite nets draping the circumference
that connects and disconnects where
uprooting is just as grounding as my dad planting a sakura tree
global sound is a lot to live up to
must I know my cute mom that I respect’s tongue
perapera pouring from my face that doesn’t
always look the part?
I would have a lot of studying to do
sound is hard like silence is
binding but I must have global sound
or why else have I been given this name?
I used to find it fitting when I played the violin
my golden dog would howl to my strings
filling the air with sounds permeating through drywall
I felt like we could fly across these waters and skies
touching everyone alive and wherever the rest may be
I don’t play the violin anymore, sorry
my cute mom that I respect, please forgive me
I make sound in braver ways—with my voice, my pen, my brush
I promise it’s just as powerful, if not more, because
it has to be ne
global sound sounds scary
am I scary?
people have told me I’m scary
for my eyes are too narrow to be kind
but my cute mom that I respect gifted me with these too
and how could a cute mom give me scary eyes?
global sound is tricky because what if I want to gatekeep
lock my doors and have passwords that only I know
and sometimes forget
what if I’m mad that I gave you 周音
and all of its meaning
I gave you these translations because is that my duty as amane?
or should I go back and erase the romanji?
maybe you shouldn’t know but
isn’t it pretty cool?
What if I want to use these tongues like trading cards
striking an opponent I choose which one
bam! bam! bam! bet you didn’t see that coming
or ジロジロ my scary eyes are locked
how does it feel when Ms. Global Sound
doesn’t tell you everything she’s saying?
not so global anymore
strip her of her damn title.