enikki no naka de ase fuku haha ga iru
inside of it
mother wipes the sweat
from “Shûchakueki” (The Last Stop), haiku collection of Tsutomu Koike, Gendai Haiku Kyokai (Modern Haiku Association), Tokyo, 2019
Fay’s Note: ‘enikki’ (illustrated diary) is a summer kigo. As a school assignment, children were (still ‘are’?) instructed to keep a diary with illustration during their summer vacation.