I wrote the following haiku at the same time I wrote this one, but I didn't post it because I thought it was a bit too rhyme-y.
Bright eyes, brighter grin
Red, blue and metallic skin
Beating you? A sin
Why am I posting it now? Honestly, I wanted an excuse to share the following image, which I found on tinycartridge.com a few weeks ago.
I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't know if the slime sprites were pulled from actual Dragon Quest titles or if they were produced specifically for this image.
See also: 'A slick haiku'