Childhood Lost

Girl bound in headscarf,
treatment, these acid tears –
cruelty of cancer.

This haiku was inspired by something I witnessed outside the hospital in which I work. In some small way, this is my tribute to that young girl.

2 thoughts on “Childhood Lost

    • I remember the first time I heard that story, I was really struck by how powerful it was, particularly given that it only used six words. It’s highly flattering that you made this association. Thanks!


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