Special thanks to "jeff r." for spotting this week's heroic haiku!
Nearly broken with disillusionment in Infinite Crisis #3 and seemingly ripe for the Original Superman's overtures of friendship, Batman, even breathless and halting in step and speech, still manages to stutter out a haiku:
This wasn't supposed
to happen; I can't breathe. Can't...
do this anymore.
Ah, the traditional "powerlessness" speech we expect in a "Crisis". But this one, from Batman, of all people, resonates strongly. Such a statement from unbreakable Batman! And the knowledge that he's responsible for the ruination of so many lives!
But Batman does not break, and those who've read the issue get to see why not.
We've seen what kind of haiku Batman can compose under the direst pressure. What about YOU?