Haiku Challenge for Oct. 2: ‘Loss’

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Today’s haiku challenge:

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

loss, the noose around
my neck, nothing beyond my
feet but welcome void.

loss, the ghost at my
back, chilling my neck, strangling
and suffocating.

loss, the pit in my
stomach, expanding like a
malignant tumor.

loss, the word heavy
to lift, stubborn, breaking me
moment by moment.

loss, the amnesia
required to survive its toll —
memories still come.

loss, sitting in its
wake, waves crashing over me;
the sting of the salt.

loss, even without
death, feels like a wake with no
body to mourn with.

loss, the world still spins,
as yours ends; nobody sees
what has been taken.

loss, depression takes
so much, more lost than can be
found, and more to come.

loss, anxiety
is the fire within the loss
fueling its madness.

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