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”

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