"There is so much of
my past I’m trying to shake
off. I’m charred like ash."
Haiku by Mary Kate Teske
"In a town that small
everything haunts you. Leaving
was my only choice."
Haiku by Mary Kate Teske
"My mind is wound so
tightly and I’ve only seen
it uncoil with you."
Haiku by Mary Kate Teske
"I am lonelier
than I lead on. More hopeless
than you could believe."
Haiku by Mary Kate Teske
"You said you smelled smoke
when you held me. It must be
from my burnt bridges."
Haiku by Mary Kate Teske
"Why would your voice crack
when you said that to me? Why
am I not enough?"
Haiku by Mary Kate Teske
"I would kiss you more
freely, but I need to earn
the trust of your lips."
Haiku by Mary Kate Teske
"My hands shake more these
days than I want them to. I’m
tired of letting go."
Haiku by Mary Kate Teske
"Curve your back. Curve your
smile. Let the weight fall from your
shoulders. I am here."
Haiku by Mary Kate Teske
"I am waiting for
the thaw. For the return of
warmth and growth. For spring."
Haiku by Mary Kate Teske
"All I am good for
is my lack of safety
nets, but I’ll catch you."
Haiku by Mary Kate Teske
"I’m so afraid of
dying alone and I don’t
know how not to be."
Haiku by Mary Kate Teske
"There are days in which
I miss so badly the ones
that I left behind."
Haiku by Mary Kate Teske
Black Out Poem by Mary Kate Teske

Black Out Poem by Mary Kate Teske

"Darling, I am not
the best at transparency,
but I am trying."
Haiku by Mary Kate Teske