#409 – 5 Haiku about my brother

5 Haiku about my brother


so much time folded

into a tiny corner




he is angry that

love has brought his family

and friends together



he cannot see or

feel his way through a darkness

his eyes are closed to



an octave higher

his voice climbing over truths

he cannot utter



so quiet his need

to deny the deafening

noise of his defeat




About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
This entry was posted in Addict Behavior, Addiction, alcoholism, Brother, Despair, Family, Haiku, Hitting Bottom, Life, love and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to #409 – 5 Haiku about my brother

  1. lauzlau says:

    Very good especially liked 1st 3 lines. Hang on.

  2. Mummzy says:

    You really captured the depth of despair. I want to share these with my parent Al Anon group. this Sunday.

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