I always think of Richard Brautigan on this day.
Land of the Rising Sun
Flying from Japanese night,
we left Haneda Airport in Tokyo
four hours ago at 9:30 P.M.
and now we are flying into the sunrise
over the Pacific that is on its way
where darkness lies upon the land
and the sun is hours away.
I greet the sunrise of July 1st
for my Japanese friends,
wishing them a pleasant day.
The sun is on its
June 30th again
above the Pacific
across the international date line
heading home to America
with part of my heart
[shout out to divinentd.com]