as elephants brawl
and the foolish close their eyes
only the grass aches
monsters laugh with glee
when the preying buzzards swirl
o’er the barren shell
This haiku set was inspired by current times. Read into them what you will.
Thanks to FOWC and the prompt of “crazy” for which I substituted “foolish.” (Hope that’s OK with Fandango!) And thanks to NaPoWriMo and their challenge to find an idiomatic phrase from a different language or culture and use it as the jumping-off point for your poem. I chose the following:
Kenyan proverb: “When elephants fight, it is the grass that gets hurt.”
Meaning: Fights between the powerful only hurt the little guy.