Haiku Poem – モペットで通勤

parking game
time, money, frustration
moped champion

(Scott Gardner)
バイク かつ ろちゅう の きょうぎ らくしょう よ

About 7 years ago my car was stolen. While I was sad, I was also glad. Because I live in the city I didn’t really need a car. So instead of buying a new car I bought a cheap Chinese moped. I think it was one of the best purchases I ever made. Having a moped has saved me lots of money, time, and frustration. Going to work is easy. If there’s lots of traffic I can use the bike line and save time. Normally it takes about 20 minutes to get to work in the morning. Going home takes about 15 minutes. The best part is I never have to look for parking. However, there are 2 main drawbacks. 1) Mopeds are a little dangerous. They are small and cars often do not see me and come in to my line. On average I have 2-3 close calls per day. So now I always wear a helmet. 2) I am exposed to the elements. When it rains I get soaked and look like a wet dog. When it’s windy I get pushed around like a kite. When it’s sunny I get a strange tan. But despite all that. I love my little moped. I’ll be sad when it dies.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Scott Gardner
– Japanese by Scott Gardner and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Scott
Honolulu, Hawaii ハワイ州オアフ島ホノルル
スコット ガードナーさんはこのモペットに乗って、
(編集長 美智子)

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