I have only one life but
With each year, I gain wisdom,
To die eight times over
To be reborn ignorant and small
Watch me grow older and better!
submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Words Count With MZ, Sleepover Edition
Kitsune is the Japanese word for fox. Kitsune are a type of yokai, or spirit, believed to possess supreme intelligence, long life, and magical powers. Kitsune may have as many as nine tails. Generally, a greater number of tails indicates an older and more powerful fox. Some folktales say that a fox will only grow additional tails after it has lived 100 years.