Post-Break Blues

Haikus are traditional Japanese 3-lined poems  – the first and last lines are 5 syllables and the second line is 7 syllables.  Although Haikus are typically about nature, I have dedicated a collection of poems to my post-break depression (after ignoring my responsibilities for the past week and returning to class with guilt, stress and deadlines).

Stuffed to the brim

(either turkey or distress)

My belly is full


An intermission

instantly extinguished —

I mourn your stillness


Sleep has retired,

replaced by a field of fear

— Finals burn nearby


The time has come to

bring the teacher her apple —

Pray I get an “A”

About the Author

Nancy Carroll is a senior at UNCC double majoring in English and Political Science. When she is off campus you can find her speculating Star Wars fan theories or hanging out with her cats. If she ever graduates, Nancy would like to join a publishing house and see the world.
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