“Break The Mirror”
In the morning
After taking cold shower
------What a mistake-------
I look in the mirror.

There, a funny guy,
Grey hair, white beard, wrinkled skin,  
-------What a pity------------
Poor, dirty, old man!
He is not me, absolutely not.

Land and life
Fishing in the ocean
Sleeping in the desert with stars
Building shelter in mountains
Farming the ancient way
Singing with coyotes
Singing against nuclear war-----
I'll never be tired of life.
Now I'm seventeen years old,
Very charming young man.

I sit down quietly in lotus position,
Meditating, meditating for nothing.
Suddenly a voice comes to me:

"To stay young,
To save the world,
Break the mirror."

-- Nanao Sakaki