Tuesday, May 15, 2012


By Art Bupkis
many new dead       
at Obon this year      
too few to dance
--Art Bupkis
First appeared in: Bupkis, Art (L. R. Baxter):  4 Haiku. Paper Wasp.  Winter 2011. Copyright reverted to L. R. Baxter on publication.

 Obon is the annual summer festival where the dead visit their families.  The living dance for them.  This was written summer 2011.