I grew up surrounded by love, unconditional love. I never doubt if my family would be there for me. Because they loved me so, my parents raised me to conform to the society’s norms. That way, they thought, I would lead a happy life. My husband despised anyone trying to fit in and respected the…

feeling unmoored

I have no one waiting for me or needing me, no responsibilities – socially or personally, and no sense of reality nowadays. Do people call this an unmoored life? Disconnected, unattached, loose, therefore, confused, insecure, and unstable.   For The Daily Post’s daily prompt, Unmoored.     定期的に、3日くらい続けて何もしたくなくなる。ただ、ただ、頭をパソコンに突っ込む。現実を見ないように。惨めな自分の姿に気づかないように。    

like mother, like daughter

I am a daughter. I am a sister. I have been a friend. I have been a missus. I’ve never been a mother or called “Mommy” either. But, I am my mother. 母にずいぶん似てきたと言われる。 褒め言葉でもないような——— 。    


  I look up at the cloudless clear sky. Cheery. Pleasant. Upbeat. I wish for overcast.     調子に乗るくらい幸せになりたい。    


With thick dark clouds threatening, I walk towards the colossal rainbow. It bridges the sky from south to west. The closer I get, the taller and mightier it gets. While the rest of the sky is dreary, as if to encourage me, its inviting glow is reaching out. I smile luminously. Then, the colors start…

first love

  You loved hard, and you’re scarred. Now you know the colors of heart, – bright, vivid, dark and plain, you will find love again.   君が残してくれたもの。 君が教えてくれたこと。  


They don’t know what it’s like to live in misery. They tell me to get out. Oh, wait. They don’t tell me. They don’t care. You’d probably want to have your happy life back if it’s taken. If all you do is reminisce though, you crave a chance to start a new life. We all…


Spring and summer make me anxious. I sense the excitement, anticipation, giddiness, prospect, all the things I dread. I like fall. I don’t care if I shall die without accomplishing anything magnificent. I don’t seem to be able to pick up right now. I wouldn’t change a thing. All the mistakes I forfeited, all the…

mis. anthrope

The friendship of quality, not in quantity. Yesterday, JoAnn hurt me. Today’s special; my best friend, Betsy. For Three Line Tales, Week 60     相変わらず、他人に振り回される生活を続けています。 自分をしっかり持てとか、自信を持てとか、もはやそういう次元ではないんです。 これで、自分が意外と幸せなんだと思うんです。 葉っぱが、ひらひらと当てもなく降ってきて、ポトンと落ちるような、ああいう他愛ないものなんです。 自分って。  

a top

こま – a top For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, Atop.

tail tale

A tiny ant is too tiny to be crushed by a giant elephant. A fearless rhino is shot and put down by a coward man for meager fare to feed his family. Strive for a better life or stay alive? We tend to focus on the agenda that affects us and rarely notice the story…

lonesome senryu

  It is all my fault. I can not lean on others. So, I am alone. 甘え下手、自縄自縛で、 また、独り。