the devil incarnate (haibun)

Remember when we had to get used to saying “The Artist- formerly known as Prince”? I was trying to find a way to name that Russian president [what’s his name] similarly. I wrote several forms. I was still not satisfied. Then I looked up some names he is known for today…”Dickhead” is one that caught my attention. But the only one that seemed to fit how I felt about him today is “Devil Incarnate – formerly known as Putin”.

dogs howl in mourning
baffled by the devil's work
longing their masters

echoes of rustling leaves
trees shudder with grief

midst the smog of war
clouds form from malice and greed
STILL - Ukraine's heart beats

(c) tournesol '2022-04-03



2 thoughts on “the devil incarnate (haibun)

    • When I think of him or all that he does, I used to be angry; now I weep just thinking of him; my anger has weakened because I never want to be as MAD as that demon and I weep for the pain and loss and destruction this country is going through; and the world watches in horror…

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