28 comments on “In Extremis

  1. Kateberry, I don’t think haikus and short poems are synonymous.

    Paul, good piece and very aptly stating that something real happens in just mentally accepting a belief. It also is a lifestyle. Something more real than abstract.
    However, still calls for the eternal debate of what truth and integrity really mean to some of us.


  2. I love this. I really like the concept of what it means to be real, and the concept of proving it to others. It is interesting to think about why “being real” is so important to people. We all live in our own realities, really. Yet, society is very focused on throwing everyone in the same field of reality. (If that makes any sense.)

    I love how this is a haiku, but doesn’t follow the typical haiku pattern. The very fact that you did this fits in with the actual poem somehow.

    Thank you for sharing this!


  3. The poem is disturbing, frightening–but excellent. So, is it the 3-line form that makes it haiku, rather than syllable count? I want to learn more about this fave poetry form.


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