Haiku Challenge for Nov. 7: ‘Bare’ (Part Two)

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Today’s haiku challenge:

This is another repeat word (I know it’s a silly Twitter challenge, but it’s weird to me out of all the words in the English language, there are repeat words so close together) from Sept. 11. You can read that first iteration here.

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

bare, my guts exposed,
entrails snaking around me
squeezing until death.

bare, shivering in
the wilderness without you,
can’t find a way out.

bare essentials here:
depression, anxiety
my companionship.

bare bones peeled of skin
showing the markings you left.
hieroglyphics.

starting each day bare
hoping to be clothed by love,
and end it naked.

insecurities
laid bare, and puddled at your
feet, but drowning me.

my soul was laid bare,
a noxious gas existing
to choke you, and us.

at bare minimum
I groveled for closure, but
it’s a fool’s errand.

my simple bare needs:
existence validation,
but I’m still waiting.

depression is both
full of weight, and also bare,
a dual devil.

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