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mosquitoes touch down
stagnant water bends inward
breaking the surface
The tight skin holding in his life burst. The tense membrane over his existence ripped like the placenta at his birth.
He tried to follow the rules but never to the required perfection. The drugs and alcohol never numbed him enough to get him through the days. The inadequacies of his life haunted him awake and asleep. He had lived like the shadows on the screen of an old television set.
Remembering the tranquility of a previous death, he went wanting nothing more than peace.
Write a haiku based on the week’s theme.
“The basics: Haiku is simple!
It is 3 non-rhyming lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively
(a great way to use your fingers!)”