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Mad Kane

A haiku (really a senryu) just for you:

Warrior Wilhelm
ambition quite as naked
as dancing geishas.


Naked, The Kaiser Dances With Geishas

Trans. From the German.

“Someday, they shall name a roll for me.”
The Kaiser lifts his left leg and places his foot against his right knee.
He steadies himself, his arm around the geisha on his left.
His immense body trembles sending ripples across his skin.
The geisha who serves as the audience smiles in earnest politeness.

The Kaiser throws out his right arm and bows his head.
“I have learned that love can only go so far.”
His helmet clangs on the ground.
“With your help I must learn to turn,
And balance.”

minstrel hussain boy

naked, the kaiser,
dances with the geisha girls.
please, more sake.


I laugh out loud and give the laurels to Mad.
Though out of context and minstrel boy ain't bad.
Dead Caesar's ghost, ambitious naked Kaiser,
unlicensed killer, no doubt would have been wiser
to leave Europe alone, vacation long in Asia
playing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with a geisha.

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