On finding a new Ryuichi Sakamoto album on my first visit to a neighborhood record store (a poem)

The August 2nd prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano is to take an item purchased during a trip, then write a poem incorporating that item as an acrostic poem using the name of the city where it was bought. I chose to write about the day I found a copy of the then-new Ryuichi Sakamoto album, Neo Geo, in a small record shop during a walk through an adjacent neighborhood not long after I had arrived in Tokyo.

Tokyo, 1987
on a hot, humid July afternoon
kanji in a record shop—familiar, yet still surprising
Yesterday, I didn’t know this existed
Out comes my wallet—I must have this disc

(2 August 2015)