Mt. Fuji is regarded as a symbol of good luck.
Looking out the window of my apartment, I
can barely see the top of Mt. Fuji far away
after the leaves fall off from the trees nearby.
It’s a season I can see it, but I haven’t been
able to find it this year where it’s supposed to
be. My partner told me that he has seen it for
some time. I looked and looked for the unique
shape of Mt. Fuji which was hardly overlooked.
Then I noticed that the branches of the trees
near my apartment had stretched upward.
They block Mt. Fuji at my eye level but not at
my partner’s who is much taller than I am. No
matter how hard I jump, I can’t see the top.
I am too short for good luck…
Episode From Surviving in Japan / Hidemi Woods