The sunlight bounces from one mulberry leaf to the next.
It’s the following eyes that fade first, before the rest shunts into sleep.
Then he lay deep in the earthen hollow belonging neither to sleep or wake
then he shifted through vast layers, and splintered the strongest tree
then he rode the eastern currents carving the multiple clouds into fours
then he wielded black lightening arcs to hurl rivals over forests and mountains
then he set the process in motion all over again.
The sunlight bounces from one mulberry leaf to another.
A kabuto mushi crosses the overhead branches.
The man just wonders, and wonders.
Image found here: http://livinginaizu.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/kabutomushi-kids.html