You caught two
Samurai,
Armor shed
Trousers down-
Sweaty passion
In the grass
Beside the
Lonely road.

Laughing,
You leapt
Out at them,
Talons glittering
Shouting insults.
Obscenities,
And threats-
They shrieked,
Tripping over
Their armor
And each other
Before fleeing
Naked
Down the
Road.

Jeering,
You pissed
Upon their
Abandoned swords,
Scuffing your feet
Swaggering off
In search of
Other petty fun…

You caught
Two old
Sake merchants
Upon the road,
Swearing at
A broken wheel
Beneath the
Noonday sun.

Laughing,
You leapt
Out at them,
Talons glittering
Shouting insults,
Obscenities,
And threats-
Wheel forgotten,
They shrieked,
Tipping over
Their cart
Of sake jars,
Fleeing stiffly
Down the
Road.

Jeering,
You drank
Your fill
Spilling the rest
Upon the dirt-
Staggering off
In search of
Other petty fun…

You caught a
Refugee woman
In a torn kimono
Nursing
Her skinny baby
Beside the road-
Eyes haunted,
Feet bleeding.

Hungover
But still game,
You leapt
Out at them,
Talons glittering
Shouting insults,
Obscenities,
And threats-
Only to vomit
In the dirt.
She fled-
Leaving the
Baby behind,
Wailing
In the grass.

You met her
Further down
The road,
Sobbing infant
In your arms,
Snarling,
"You forgot
Something!"

Weeping,
She took
It back,
You slunk away-
To brood alone
Upon the roof
Of some
Abandoned temple.