The Loss Haikus

For some reason, I’ve been coping with loss this week by writing haikus. Their order, their poignancy makes sense to me right now.

Loss Haiku #1

The shuddering breath

We cry with bodies entwined.

Is he really gone?

 

Loss Haiku #2

Eyes swollen from tears

Skin draped over tired bones.

Was it me who died?

 

Loss Haiku #3

Charcoal fog hanging

I bite into the sorrow

and keep on walking.

 

Copyright Kate Bitters

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