Under the Bashō 2017

 

July rain . . .
the stray cat snuggles up
between my legs
 

a girl learns to plait 
using her granny's hair . . .
summer evening
 

December cold . . . 
with her mouth she sucks mucus 
off her baby's nose
 

long rains . . .
grandpa teaches the mailman 
how to play ayò *
 

* ayò: a traditional mancala played by the Yoruba people in Nigeria.