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The “You In Haiku” Poetry Series By Rosie Chuong | Volume V

By January 9, 2019 No Comments

Thought process behind Volume V of You In Haiku

Without feeling the need to deny any of it, this latest series feel more anguished and heavy compared to the rest of the poems I’ve written under You In Haiku. The first and last haikus have lingered in my mind for a couple of years, but I could never write them down in words the way I wanted to until recently. There’s also a cluster of haikus that were written all in a single night from being left bitter after walking into an inevitable, emotional land mine.

All in all, I’m most proud of the first one, which carries the weight of the modern, strong woman establishing her own identity while navigating the context of traditional gender roles. Read below for the rest of my latest haikus.

The “You In Haiku” Poetry Series By Rosie Chuong | Volume V
To weak men, I’m who
they want to be, but not who
they want to be with
– Rosie Chuong

The “You In Haiku” Poetry Series By Rosie Chuong | Volume V
Drunk on certainty
that I want you more than I
would like to admit
– Rosie Chuong

The “You In Haiku” Poetry Series By Rosie Chuong | Volume V
What’s more lonely than
sleeping with a broken heart
no one knows about?
– Rosie Chuong

The “You In Haiku” Poetry Series By Rosie Chuong | Volume V
Comparison is
when you react and ask in
silence, “Why not me?”
– Rosie Chuong

The “You In Haiku” Poetry Series By Rosie Chuong | Volume V
A heavy heart makes
it hard to lift ourselves out
of a sunken bed
– Rosie Chuong

The “You In Haiku” Poetry Series By Rosie Chuong | Volume V
possibilities
that are old won’t become new
opportunities
– Rosie Chuong

The “You In Haiku” Poetry Series By Rosie Chuong | Volume V
What you love always
stays with you. So love wisely.
Or don’t love at all.
– Rosie Chuong

The “You In Haiku” Poetry Series By Rosie Chuong | Volume V
He says my name, but
the name he says isn’t the
one I was born with
– Rosie Chuong

The “You In Haiku” Poetry Series By Rosie Chuong | Volume V
A first kiss is like
a gateway drug that keeps you
wanting more and more…
– Rosie Chuong

Read more haikus from this poetry series here.

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