Haiku Challenge for Aug. 16: ‘Add’

THE KARATE KID III, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, 1989, (c)Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collectio
The Karate Kid Part III, with Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, 1989, (c) Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection.

Today’s haiku challenge:

My style is the five/seven/five syllable structure. Here are my 10 haiku poems:

When you had to add
us — one plus one — you came to
the answer of one.

Add up my sorrows
to a sparrow that can’t fly.
Maybe tomorrow.

Add me to your life,
I won’t be a negative
integer — promise.

I didn’t ask to
add depression to my life.
Its own calculus.

I didn’t ask to
add anxiety either.
Its own algebra.

Add the wax to wax,
as all the bees masticate
until there’s a hive.

Add a lion to
another lion and more,
and you get a pride.

Wax on and wax off?
So add it to my training.
I’m Karate Kid.

Add my negative
thoughts together and you get
a tax on the brain.

The moon and the stars
Beauty and wonder to life.
We can’t stop looking.

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