Haiku H259

No lover no joy
No lover no grief
Average Valentine’s Day





Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

It’s easy to feel left out on Valentine’s Day if you didn’t have a partner with whom to share it. But that’s because you’d be looking at a biased sample of all the happy, or seemingly happy, or happy for a day or two couples. There are plenty of couples in shit relationships, or even somewhat indifferent or unengaged relationships where the pressures of expectations, or lack thereof, for Valentine’s Day, create far more grief than joy. Even temporary joy to “fake” functionality of one’s relationship for a day, or have some joy that you know is insincere because it’s so different every other day, is arguably worse off than having none and no expectations for it, if you were without a partner. Given there are more singles people in the world these days than coupled ones, and I am arguably as happy as any among them, at the very worst, I’d only be having an “average” Valentine’s Day when compared to those with a good and bad Valentine’s Day. I just need to realize that despite what my feelings may be… and I have!

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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