The divide between rich and poor is an ever increasing chasm. The newly rich has acquired certain patterns of behaviour to accentuate their "status"; among these are the feasting on certain foods which are inherent foreign to our culture (such as sushi). The street urchins are becoming a common sight in cities.....Haiku/senryu: I have classified this as haiku for two reasons. It satisfies all the requirements of a haiku PLUS: 1. Seasonal & Nature = the seagulls and the sushi: the sushi bars serve outside on the patios of the restaurants only during the summer months.2. Like the urchin, I am observing and not commenting on the scene. It is up to the reader to interpret the haiku. 3. It is correctly divided in the phase and phrase, without sounding choppy - no pun intended :-)
screeching seagulls dive
at sushi scraps on a plate -
the urchin watches
'One man's stomach does not work for the stomach of somebody else' - South African proverb.
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