By Art Bupkis
many new dead
at Obon this year
too few to dance
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.