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Captivity – A Double Haiku

Paper garlands of
heartfelt words, berries, cream, and
cake I made from scratch;

Cleaning up messes
that were not mine was never
enough to soothe you.

Copyright © 2018, Sheyorah Aossi

Author’s note: I wrote this as an epilogue to my poem Weekdays.

Art: from the 15th century Hunt for the Unicorn Tapestries that came out of the  Netherlands and are now displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This piece is often referred to as “The Unicorn in Captivity.”

About Me

I wrote my first story when I was a wee girl of three, followed by my first poem when I was eight. I’ve been writing ever since as a way to cope with life. This practice evolved with learning in both structured settings and through the practice, itself. In my own healing crisis, I found a process I affectionately refer to as Poetic Alchemy. Now on the journey of getting my life back, I do this not only for myself but for you.

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