Haiku for Recovery

Dissipating fog

The sky illuminated

Hope was infinitely hers


Carrying her sadness like a totem

Believing it was her only truth

Until its power was gone

Lost and confused

Needing a new image to embrace

A personification of a new truth

Unearthed, in spite of adversity,

A symbol of strength and hope

Her true identity


Born consisting of pure love

Authentic to the core

As years advanced

Purity fading evermore

Saturated with sorrow

Yearning to die

No hope or joy

Pleading “why?”

Craving answers

A private war

Coveting a mental repose

Unexpectedly, an open door

Petition acknowledged

Hope illuminates the ashen sky

Recovery furnishes

The wings to fly