Breakdown Haiku

It seems
a week into this
that breakdown is imminent.
The urge to sleep
is here,
having not rested
in hours.
Sitting at tables
with mounds of things
in front of me
and friends around
strangers around
friends of strangers around
my house
other houses
women’s beds
for eight days.

And now it’s Thursday
Watching deformed snowmen melt
In somebody’s backyard

Red light overhead
Watching deformed snowmen melt
Hopeless and passive

Never addicted
Childhood become excuses
Twice woke up crying

-GD Butler

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