Imminent departure

Once plans light the fuse
nerves sizzle, anxiety
flares. Can’t stand the wait.

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Over the holidays

Ate bad stuff. Gained weight.
Hate myself. Still, I think, There’s
always tomorrow…

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Poor business decision

I quit my job to
work on my haiku blog. Chance
of millions, slim / none.

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Laid off friend

Drops by at four, raids
the fridge, toasts unhappy hour
to his firing squad.

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On cutting off long hair

Strands layered, length chopped,
I change, shed years, fears, regrets.
Why’d I wait so long?

At 22

You’re gone, leaving class
mates to learn that last lesson:
life can be too short.