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Friday, October 9, 2020

Vice President and the Fly Kyoka

for Kobayashi Issa (who wrote the famous "don't kill that fly" haiku)

the most important
vice presidential debate ...
a fly rests
on the Vice President's head
in the spotlight's glare

FYI: Below is the famous "fly haiku" written by Kobayashi Issa

Don’t kill that fly!
Look—it’s wringing its hands
Wringing its feet.