Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

false tears (a tanka)

You provoke! he cries.

An Aberration. he cries.

You make me! he cries

He cries. I apologize.

False tears. We begin again.


Important reminder: COVID-19 has worsened the ongoing horror of domestic violence. If you or a loved one (in the U.S) needs more information or help, they can contact The National Domestic Violence Hotline

As a regular supporter of my local Domestic Violence Support Network (CASA) I have been keeping up with the added domestic violence dangers COVID brings to at-risk families, and today the image provided by Sadje’s WDYS Challenge and the word prompts from the WOTD Challenge (provoke) and Fandango’s FOWC (aberration) came together to inspire this work.

Be kind to each other.


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