Haiku Challenge for Sept. 14: ‘Bruise’

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Today’s haiku challenge:

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

you left a bruise that
won’t heal, a daily, throbbing
reminder of you.

bruise after bruise to
show that love really does hurt —
left to lick my wounds.

depression is a
bruise that never leaves you, and
bruises on the bruise.

depression is a
bruise that nobody can see —
nobody believes.

anxiety is
a bruise, and oh god is it
cancer? never ends.

when the fruit bruises,
it gets discarded in the
trash can, uneaten.

if a bee were to
bruise, would that kill it since its
a tiny creature?

when lion bruises
that only adds to his roar,
and lust for the meat.

the cloud had a bruise,
but nobody recognized;
it’s just a dark cloud.

if a star bruises,
nobody will see it for
millions of years. Sad.

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