With Special Attention to a Defective Sewage System,
in the Style of Buson (1716–1783)
Grey sky, falling water
Basin fills, then overflows
Sewage gushes forth
"That is the noir character. Alone, a loner in a world he knows he can’t fix. Alone in a world that has turned bad, full of betrayal, deceit, dishonesty, crime, and vice. Maybe it always was bad. Yet, he keeps his own personal code of honor. It is the only useless thing left for him to hold onto."