Haiku Poem – 働き者

ocean calls
never hear, see, or smell
inside two boxes

(Scott version)
うみ の うた ちかく できない かべ の なか

(Michiko version)
はこ の なか はたらきもの に うみ が よぶ

These days I don’t have much time for the beach. Every day I am busy. I recently started a part-time job so I work 7 days a week. My main job is with the State of Hawaii, Department of Health. The part-time job is at a department store in the women’s shoe section. I work at the part-time 5 days a week, after my main job and on the weekends. The two jobs are completely different. At the main job, I sit in an office all day and look at a computer. At the part-time job I work in the stockroom picking shoes for customers. While the part-time job isn’t too hard, it is tiring. On the weekends I normally walk over 20 kilometers back and forth finding shoes. By the end of the day, I am dead tired. All I want to do is go home, shower, drink a beer, and go bed.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Scott Gardner
– Japanese by Scott Gardner and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Scott
Honolulu, Hawaii
スコット ガードナーさんは働き者です。
(編集長 美智子)

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