Seven Haiku He sacrifices, For a rotten cause, tearing Men who want to live. The hell ships ride low, Heavy with their tortured men. Evil guides the mates. In the Philippines The death march struggles in the heat. Strange catapiller. The Chinese people Will never see Mt Fuji, Having become logs.* Our strange war heroes Are still commemorated, Crowned by Shinto leaves. We are pacifists, Watched over by samurai, Shaking with anger. Honorable sight, Bushido code casts babies On bayonet point. Carl Estrin *a reference to Unit 731 which dissected Chinese people alive. They were referred to as 'logs' In official documents.
Published on Aug 15, 2009