Todd Mauldin’s haiku is a short story about the great equalizer.
Editor’s Note: The nature of modern-day society is one of separation, pedestals, competition and gap-making. Todd Maudlin’s haiku shows that no matter what your incredible status is, no matter how strong and rich, how weak and poor — we are all going to die. Prior to giving a presentation a wise old teacher, sensing my nervousness, leaned in and whispered: “Everyone in this room takes a shit. Remember that.” They die and are dying in various ways, too. Some just hide it better than others. Remember this haiku:
oh sumo wrestlerfive hundred pounds of furyand still born to die
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