chikoku shite naritaki mono ni agehibari
late for class
the thing he wants to be is
an ascending skylark
from “Haiku Shiki” (“Haiku Four Seasons,” a monthly haiku magazine) , February 2015 Issue, Tokyo Shiki Shuppan, Tokyo
Fay’s Note: This haiku is from the poet’s haiku collection, “Shukudai Wa Yarikake” (“Homework Halfway Done”). He teaches at the school for handicapped children.