Haiku by Hashi Kanseki (橋閒石)

on the way
to becoming a butterfly
900,000,009 light years

蝶になる途中九億九光年

earwax
dried fish guts
and radiant cherry blossoms

耳垢も目刺のわたも花明り

I’ve gotten worse
at crying
and peeling persimmons

泣くことも柿剥くことも下手なりけり

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