Sticks and Stones (Mirror Hay(na)ku, Hour Fifteen)

Sticks and Stones



penetrate flesh,

piercing my heart.


My mouth moves.

I scream.


(A hay(na)ku poem is composed of three lines, the only rule being one word in the first line, two words in the second, and three words in the last line. A reverse hay(na)ku is three lines where the first line is three words, the second is two, and the last line is one word. I compiled the two styles together and created the mirror hay(na)ku… assuming someone out there hasn’t already beat me to it!)

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