Haiku Poem – 出勤依頼

days fall like leaves
cell phone screams out its warning
no day off for you!

(Jim version)
おおしごと でんわがさけぶ やすみない

(Michiko version)
でんわなり ボスのこんがん やすみとぶ

Lately at my job there has been only two Japanese speakers so even though it is not really busy, it is very busy for myself and the other speaker because it is up to us to handle all of the Japanese customers that come to ride the submarine. Sometimes because of this we have to work on our days off. Usually it is only a half day but there are occasions when it is a full day. Because of this I find that the days just run into each other and when I have a day off on the next day I am scared to hear my phone ring or have a text come in because it often means that I have to work! It is as if my phone is yelling at me not to make any plans!


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Jim Woodhull
– Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Jim

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