Haiku Poem – マスク

good or bad
everyone wears masks
safe islands

(Scott Gardner)
としふうさ マスク の せけん じゆう やむ

Everyone wears masks these days and it is strange to me. In Japan everyone wears face masks all the time. On the street, on the train, at the office, everywhere. In Japan wearing a face mask in public is part of the culture. In America it is not.  Nobody wears a mask in America, until now anyways. Because of the new corona virus, a lot of people are scared and wearing masks. State and Local governments across the country are requiring everyone to wear masks. On the bus, in the parks, at the grocery store, and even in the liquor store you are required to wear a mask. Americans are required to wear a mask in public now. Personally, I think it is too much. The government is overreaching their authority. Despite my feelings about wearing masks, sadly, I also wear a mask outside. I don’t wear it because I’m scared of becoming sick. I don’t wear it because the government says I must. I think the masks are stupid. I don’t think they really protect you. I am not worried about becoming sick. But! I am afraid of my wife so I wear one.  =) 


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
(編集長 美智子)

This entry was posted in Haiku Poem. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s