Paper Soul

Paper Soul – Five Haiku by Rose Perez

You’ve nothing to say
In silence, you still taunt me
Quiet mockery

I stare back at you
A frozen smile strains your face
Love’s gone; there’s no trace

Limb by limb, I rip
*Raguel, I call onto thee
Set my vengeance free

Arms, legs, hands, and feet
My ex-lover’s confetti
Scattered piece by piece

You’ve broken my heart
Your paper soul I’ve now cleaved
I tear you from me

*Raguel is known as the Angel of Vengeance.

Rose Perez is the Poet Rummager. She extrudes then moulds the soul of an image, or idea, into thought provoking, emotional and memorable poems. Please visit her blog!

My apologies to Rose for not having acknowledged this piece sooner. It is based on a scrap of a photobooth photo which I found discarded in Melbourne, many years ago. Thank you Rose!

  1. oglach said:

    I may just have to check out this “Rose” person’s blog. She sounds like an interesting individual who finds the beauty and stories behind everyday objects, much like yourself. Have a Happy Christmas, Katherine. 🙂

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  2. I like how the this series of haiku can be read as a single poem. And what a perfect verbal manifestation of the scrap of photo!


  3. John said:

    Lovely poem, Katherine. I hope you’re well. 😎❤️


  4. Beautiful poem and lovely match for the intriguing bit of photo! Hope this post means you are feeling better!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Stephen said:

    I am in awe of people who understand haiku enough to write them, and doubly so of people who can write them so beautifully.

    Liked by 1 person

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