The fifth in my Honest Haiku series, published for World Book Day 2018
The fourth in my Honest Haiku series, published for National Storytelling Week 2018.
The third in my Honest Haiku series.
The second in my Honest Haiku series.
The first in my series of Honest Haikus; short snippets of sweet and sour thoughts, in a 5-7-5 formation.
I’m worried that the hard work I’ve put into improving my mental health over the last few years is being undone by this pandemic.
I hope this poem may bring you a little peace in the middle of all this coronavirus chaos.
Any other weekend, I’d be out and about. But not this weekend. Not this week. Not this month. And not for the foreseeable.
The latest prompt from Dear Damsels was ‘Open’ – which immediately conjured up images of vulnerability and self-protection. The idea of an anenome sprung to mind instantly; and so I sat down, and began to write. This poem is the result.
Talking is a hugely important part of normalising discussions surrounding mental health, breaking down barriers and making change possible.
But there is so much more to be done.