Haikan Do It

I’ve wanted to do one of these for a long time. I started writing haiku a few years ago and I love the precision and elegance of the form. Condensing ideas into a tight space is about all that gets me through each day.

Words That Wake
Articulacy;
Night’s boon, sleep’s bane. Morpheus
Robbed to pay the Muse.

Four o’clock is no
Time to wander these narrow
Streets all by yourself.

Some nights they’re peaceful,
But those twice- and thrice-blessed nights
Are mere memories.

These streets tend rather
To be loud, messy…fun? Like
Riding a tiger.

But if I had to
Choose: my words, or peace of mind?
Coffee and a pen.

——-

“A word is dead
When it’s been said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.”
― Emily Dickinson, LXXXIX

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