I used haiku in many of the chapters of Broken Dolls. The following appears in the first chapter, and symbolizes how Sachi, a young Japanese-American, struggles to be accepted:

A porcelain mask

Though inside, a heart beats strong

Even the oak breaks.

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2 Responses to Mask

  1. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Jan,

    i love Haiku’s and will be visiting and contributing (if that is allowed?) often.



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