Life is a futon of roses


but seldom private


as when

in a twelve mat room

split by shoji blinds



who bring home lovers

despise the light.

'Letter From a Japanese Friend' was commissioned as part of a series of workshops held by poet Craig Billingham with Meghan Brunet's Year 10 English class at Pedare Christian College. During the workshops, Craig explored the Toilet Doors learning resource with the students, introducing them to guerrilla poetry concepts and methods.