ネブラスカ便り

Collaborative Haiku Poem – 州境

two states
divided by Missouri river
reflecting autumn sky

(Yoko Kelley)
州境秋空映すミズリー川
しゅうざかい あきぞら うつす ミズリーがわ

Early in December, the chiropractic clinic of Dr. Laura, who has taken care of me over ten years, moved to a new place. In the past, her clinic situated in the middle of downtown Omaha where banks and other businesses occupy many buildings.  Late in November, we went searching the new address in the east side of Omaha.  The address turned out to be near the building my husband Norman used to rent as his art studio. The building and surrounding area are much cleaner now, and you are able to see 360 degree all around, even hear the sound of water in the Missouri river. As for all of us, being under great stress during this pandemic, it is so nice to be in a bright and spacious place.

 12月初め、ここ10年余り定期的に通院しているカイロプラクター(chiropractor 脊椎指圧治療師)のローラ先生が診療所を移転しました。これまでは銀行その他の事務系の集まっているビル街の真ん中でしたが、さらに東方に移るとのことなので、11月末、下検分かたがた新住所を探してみました。そこは、なんと、夫ノーマンが数年前アートスタジオとして借りていたビルのすぐ近くの建物でした。数年前に比べると、建物自体やその周辺は整備され、ぐるり360度見回せ、耳を澄ますと、東隣のアイオア州との境をながれるミズリー川の水音も聞こえるほどです。ウイルス禍で何かとストレスの多いこの時期、この広い場所に立つと晴々とした気持ちになります。

Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Yoko Kelley
– Illustration by Norman Kelley
Omaha, Nebraska ネブラスカ州オマハ市

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