N. Knisely, who was born on February 9, 1996, died on November 3, 1997, after
untold emergency trips to the hospital for unexplained seizures. This poem’s
not-quite-proper haiku form resulted from its being composed while driving.
It was written sometime in November 1997.|
For those looking for a more proper haiku—the
above poem has seven syllables in the first line, not five—here it is:
A blessing, a curse, a trial?
A lesson. But which?
— LED, 8/5/2013