These are not pretty. They are distillations of my observations and study of human behavior since I began to differentiate myself from others.
Unhinged - a series of haiku 4/1/21 many synonyms for human insanity subtle nuances 4/2/21 careful portrayal in medical manual no 'nutso' or 'bats' 4/3/21 out here in real world deranged thinking goes postal with guns, knives, autos penis extensions unbridled power to kill inflates crazed egos 4/4/21 if not genetic this unbalanced behavior when does it begin? with the birth of pain invisible soul bruises unacknowledged trauma 4/5/21 compressed hidden hurt amplified by daily life a festering boil gloms proof from mundane fuels a growing conviction which course will it take? 4/6/21 easy to find fault self-blame brings on depression road to suicide simple to accuse hold others accountable self-validating 4/7/21 just a normal guy clutching his cauldron of bile teeters on the edge suddenly sees red the instant his synapse snaps madness takes over 4/8/21 bloodlust the sole fix to quench a raging passion scratch the crazy itch 4/9/21 alternative source: rigid indoctrination unquestioned beliefs 4/10/21 engrained repression natural impulse denied labeled abnormal 4/11/21 pent-up frustration lack of personal control backfires in gunfire to quell fiend within or erase temptation's source death is their answer 4/12/21 parental abuse of children and each other molds relationships survival instinct drives actions and attitude vengeance is aroused 4/13/21 self-harm is quick fix striking back at unfair world seems just punishment 4/14/21 hard core reprobates humorless unforgiving life-long psychopaths among us daily skulking in shadows alone or batshit bullies 4/16/21 fear triggers action fight, flight, freeze - or buy a gun AR seventeen handy extension for would-be mass murderers hunters of humans 4/17/21 just thirteen years old shot, hands up, in an alley justifiable? 4/18/21 fear of the unknown fear entrenched in racist tropes fear of ‘the other’ adrenaline rush fear plus gun - deadly combo fear beats reason 4/19/21 power is granted through position or merit power stimulates counterfeit power assumption born of conceit corrupts to the core 4/20/21 there is no excuse will there be justice for all? the jury is out guilty beyond doubt nation waits with bated breath for first conviction 4/21/21 GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS YES! Handcuffed, led to jail. YES! maybe forty years it is about time finally held to account blue line is breaking 4/22/21 head down silence scheme bad cop’s crucial weapon good cop’s nemesis 4/23/21 an act of hatred victim considered evil wicked dangerous perp intends to hurt craves to destroy the object lust for suffering 4/24/21 hold accountable daily deaths by police - three twenty-one per week law and order kills eleven thousand yearly reprehensible 4/25/21 football brain scramble chronic encephalopathy prompts mood swings, outbursts explanation why past NFL defensive back kills a family - shot dead in their home doctor, wife, two grandchildren - then turns gun on self 4/27/21 hands on steering wheel boxed into driveway by cops with warrant to search home seven officers their guns blazing - mow him down execution style 4/30/21 racist violence erodes all humanity traumatizes young holding onto hope in face of degradation heroic challenge
seeing is important. so saying too. thanks
Always good to get your feedback, Judi. I’m adding at least 1 haiku to this post every day this month.
Good stuff to ponder over! 🙂
Thanks, Tom. I am adding at least one haiku every day this month.