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lost miracles

#Haiku Happenings #8: Tia Haynes’ latest #haibun appears in Scryptic!

Adalia Haiku

lost miracles

We weren’t trying to get pregnant. It wasn’t until the anatomy scan that we knew she would be alright despite the Lithium.

unexpected guest
I sweep the dirt
under the rug

Hours after birth they pull her off my breast. The medication we thought was safe, still isn’t.

fresh basil
with every cut
a bruise

As I stand at the sink mixing formula, my eyes settle on the middle distance.

postpartum depression
even her cries
can’t reach me

4 of 5 haibun published in Scryptic Magazine Issue 2.1

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