Haiku H030

How do you say goodbye to
Someone forever —
While they’re still alive?




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

That’s what I’ll get to see in March as I accompany an elder Aunt with deteriorating health to Viet Nam one last time. When she says goodbye to everyone she’ll see there, most of whom she’ll have known for a good part or most of her life, it will be forever in her minds because she doesn’t believe she will have the health to come back again.

The answer to the question proposed above might well be poetry not able to be expressed with words.

The H-series poems comprise of haiku composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Haiku collection.


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