Haiku Challenge for Sept. 24: ‘Safe’

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Today’s haiku challenge:

My style is the five/seven/five syllable structure. Here are my 10 haiku poems (I just realized one of these doesn’t have the word “safe” in it, but I like it, so I’m keeping it):

I’m never safe when
my mind wages its war of
attrition on me.

they thought us the safe
couple once; we would make it,
but safety fleeting.

I was safe in your
arms once; the comfort of your
skin, now turned to stone.

depression keeps me
safe; I’m wrapped in its numbing
cocoon free from feels.

safe to valorize
depression, like Celiac,
cool kids want cocoons.

anxiety keeps
me safe by being afraid
to do anything.

I’m drowning in my
body after you left me;
the surface long gone.

bee stayed safe from the
skunk by watching the hive each
night. Buzzing sentry.

bear knew how to keep safe.
Simple: Stay away from the
humans with their guns.

zebra thought he was safe
if only he could outrun
the lion — thought wrong.

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