never really small
hiding within the shadows
ravenous with claws
© Ken Gierke 2016

This is Ken’s first appearance here at Pure Haiku. The says of himself “the ability to write poetry may not be genetic, but I never write unless I’m wearing jeans.” You can find out more about Ken at Ken Gierke

I chose this haiku because however small the cancer is (my tumour was “only” 2.5 cm in length) its presence has a profound effect on your entire being…

9 Responses to 5-3

  1. […] On May 3rd, Pure Haiku selected one of three haiku I had submitted for the theme โ€œCancer.โ€ All three poems are shown below. The first and third could be interpreted as being about either the disease or a crab (I was thinking off a hermit crab inside a shell), while the second is about the constellation Cancer. The first haiku is the one that appeared at Pure Haiku. […]

  2. rivrvlogr says:

    Reblogged this on rivrvlogr and commented:
    CANCER is the most recent theme (now closed) at pure haiku. I submitted three haiku, one which was about the constellation Cancer, and two that could be read as being about either the disease or a crab (I was thinking of a hermit crab in a shell). I will post all three in a blog later, but here is the haiku that was chosen. Thank you to Freya for the selection.

  3. rivrvlogr says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
    Big smiles here.
    Thank you!

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