#90 of 365 – 3 Haiku about Puberty

3 Haiku about Puberty


we conquered trees, and

I was one of the boys, ‘till

he wanted a kiss



extra tight vest, pressed

against the puberty of

an angry tomboy



he won’t change for GYM

ashamed of what might happen

he tries not to look



About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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2 Responses to #90 of 365 – 3 Haiku about Puberty

  1. pi314chron says:

    Merle, another “Power Home Run!” Excellent trio and a subject boh compelling and fresh. Never saw haiku on the subject of PTSD before, but you nailed it!

    I don’t know if any or all of the haiku have an autobiographical component but that would be an interesting thing to know…if you care to share. If not, we’re friends,,,I can take it if you simply say, “Druther not say!” *grin*

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, MERLE — to you and your loved ones!


    • Blackbird says:

      Ron, thank you so much! It is extremely gratifying to hear such a compliment from an “old haiku poet” I have a great deal of respect for and consider a much valued new friend. The first 2 haiku about puberty are indeed autobiographical…and the PTSD…well…there is some experience there. It’s not a very pleasant poem, but #41 of 365 – “descent” will give you an idea of which PTSD haiku is closest to my experience.

      Anyway…I’m grateful to call you a friend…and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours!!!

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