Haiku Challenge for Sept. 25: ‘Win’

Creative commons photo with the following provided caption: The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located in the Arizona/Utah border on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau. It is famous among hikers and photographers for its colorful, undulating forms, and the rugged, trackless hike required to reach it. The Wave is made of Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone that is approximately 190 million years old. Scientists who study The Wave say that the old sand dunes turned into hard compacted rock over the ages, calcifying in vertical and horizontal layers. Erosion by wind and rain has created the spectacular landscape which appears now. The soft sandstone of The Wave is fragile, one needs to walk carefully to not break the small ridges. A permit is required to visit The Wave and only 20 permits are issued per day. (Source: Wikipedia).

Today’s haiku challenge:

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

to win was never
going to happen; failure
the only option.

depression will win,
the chemicals are stacked in
its favor; rigged game.

depression will win,
because it makes you too tired
to mount an offense.

depression will win,
blocking out the light at the
end of the tunnel.

anxiety wins,
but also loses, straddling
both to ruin you.

you win, I’ve nothing,
and am nothing, no more to
give; now I wither.

you win; defeat is
my salvation, knowing I
at least once had you.

wind will win unseen
eroding all in its path
when the end will come.

bee wins against us,
as it sees the world five times
faster than we can.

in a foot/paw race,
lion will win, 50 miles
per hour, oh my god.

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