Rough Love


Stubbles on your chin.

Come rub them against my skin.

Rough love, yet soft heart.


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  1. The title of the haiku set me up — in a good way — letting my assumptions assume what words might follow. Because the haiku’s ending arrives so quickly, the residue of the assumptions remain and mix with the new sentiment arising from the piece. Delightful.

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