Precarious Perch


precarious perch

gripping for my sanity,

must not let it go.


This is my second Haiku.


About Tessa

Tessa Dean at 60 plus is still writing but slowing down because of her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). She has published about 12 articles on Bipolar Disorder on She is also working on 3 fiction books (mysteries/thrillers). The books will probably never be finished, but who knows what the future holds. She keeps her blogs filled with useful content, stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family, writing and blog keep her busy. You can also follow the progress of her memoirs on the blog. She is adding chapters a little at a time.
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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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