Affluenza – a haibun
An attempt at writing a haibun…
They say he suffers from affluenza… An affliction that leads to sloth, obesity and a general tendency towards self-gratification. His domestic employees only remain in his household as the money is good and helps to compensate for his temper tantrums, his fastidiousness and his demanding nature.
His spouse however cannot tolerate him any longer…she has suffered one year of his insufferable temperament and even the diamonds showered on her, to impress his friends, have ceased to be tempting enough for her to stay on.
One rainy morning she makes her decision, leaving all the costly gifts and worldly possessions behind
the skies cry out –
a major link in the chain