Precarious Perch


precarious perch

gripping for my sanity,

must not let it go.


This is my second Haiku.


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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20 Responses to Precarious Perch

  1. The Manoj Arora says:

    Nice one. I like it.

    stuck elevator
    a date-
    with my watch

    Do check out more of my works when you have time:


  2. Laura Alonso says:

    I had a similar train of thought in my piece. But I like the simple and honest whack your short piece gives.


    • Tessa says:

      Thanks Laura! I am really hooked on these Haikus. I got started with shorter bits with Trifecta and these are of course harder with the syllable counts and the 3 lines.


  3. Kir Piccini says:

    “must not let go”
    oh yes, that is the key. Of course you can be scared, but hold on.

    Lovely haiku and thought.


  4. El Guapo says:

    Groove on, Tessa!


  5. jannatwrites says:

    I love the determination in this. Hang in there! (So excited to see you writing a bit more….)


  6. FLO says:

    Really good one! I like it!


  7. Nice haiku. Great job.


  8. Marie says:

    What happens if you let go? Nice take on the prompt, thanks for linking up!


  9. SAM says:

    Yay!! I’m glad you are getting back in the saddle. And a haiku too? I’m not even going to try one. Really liked this.


    • Tessa says:

      Thank you Sam! Haiku’s are hard and challenging, but when one works it just flows onto the screen. I find that with regular poetry as well.


  10. Very compact and intense struggle depicted here – very nicely done


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