Ears Aflame

Is it secrets you
tell, to try and dull my shine?
Gossip aplenty

to build your own worth?
When you open your mouth to
whisper these lies, do

I enter your mind?
Or have I turned to dust by
your devilish tongue…

24 thoughts on “Ears Aflame

  1. Well, your 3 syllabic units (5,7,5) are not what we call stand alone “Haiku”, but what you have done, here, to develop your microstory works and gives it some poetic syllabic shape and form, irregardless…so…as you say, “who cares?” Whatever works and this works. Plus, the cleverness of your piece lies in finding something that burns and is not subject to the usual ‘love’ theme but rather something that is happening to our ears, lol. Nice work!

    1. Thank you! I figured I was bending some rules (I’m very new to poetry) which is why I didn’t tag it as a haiku trio but I liked playing around with it. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. The great thing about poetry is that you don’t always have to follow the rules. Your words flow, and actually I think it is brilliant.


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