Mrs. Hutt, I won’t become
The statesman you hoped I’d be.
I’ve turned into a minor poet instead,
Killing mosquitoes in the summer heat.
Please don’t think I wasn’t paying attention,
And didn’t profit from your words
But people like me
Have to find our own way
To use paper and ink
To reshape our world
Of coins and prayers
One square inch at a time.
From Japonisme, Laoisme, 2012
March 23, 1910 was the birthday of director Akira Kurosawa