Haiku for Adulthood: Melancholia 6


If this is your first time here, you should probably go read some funny haiku about lesbian scissoring. These are going to be really emo.

#197

I’m so lost without

you. My heart’s percussion sits

in snare-like silence.

________

#198

The bed, the books, the

rituals used to be ours —

Are now just hours.

________

#199-#200

First night in our house

I blissfully bruised my hips

on the hardwood floor.

You were so excited.

“Who needs a bed?” You said.

“I have this. And you.”

________

#201

Everyone you

love will leave. Time forgives,

but never concedes.

________

#202

How many times can

I cry over a crisis

of geography?

________

#203

I tried to write it

down, but the better story

lives in your nearness.

________

#204

There’s no stillness in

my heart. I will always love

you relentlessly.

________


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6 thoughts on “Haiku for Adulthood: Melancholia

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    Janie

    Totally love the emo ones–my closest friend would say they sound like me…

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    Michael L. Moore

    It’s the sort of day that 199-204 push me close to tears. But any other day I will still find them beautifully poignant. I appreciate your gifts. mlmoore57 from Twitter.

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    Janie

    I don’t think I’ve figured out how to love any other way than relentlessly.
    And that has made life very difficult and painful at times.
    Indeed.

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