Haiku Poem – 新型コロナウイルス

grocery aisle
hand reaches shelf
grabs empty

(Ben Clark)
みせ に いる とおく まで みる から の たな

I went to the grocery store on Saturday. I was surprised to see that a lot of things were gone. Employees told me that all the chicken was sold by noon. I saw that most of the bread and all of the paper towels were gone. Also, the bottled water was all sold out. It looked like a scene from a disaster. However, everything was fine, and people were friendly. The problem was the coronavirus. People were worried and were buying a lot of items to be ready. When a lot of people buy things all at once, this can happen. One thing that was interesting was what people did not buy. For example, there was still plenty of soda, juice, eggs and milk. I hope that everyone was able to buy what they needed. I also hope that no items will go to waste. I wonder how long the stores will look so empty.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Ben Clark
– Japanese by Ben Clark and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Ben
Alexandria, Virginia アレクサンドリア、バージニア
ベン クラークさんは、昨日、写真を撮りました。
(編集長 美智子)

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