For TJ’s Household Haiku – Symmetry

It’s time once again for TJ’S Household Haiku Challenge. I’ll let him explain in his unduplicateable style… you will find him here

“Welcome to TJ’s Household haiku challenge…If you would like to join then use anything in either the photo or the prompt that speaks to you. As the example shows, you don’t have to use the word in the haiku, just go with any inspiration you get. Share your haiku by putting a link in the comments (click the black speech bubble at the end of the post) and tag your haiku posts “TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge” so that I and others can find them.” 

His name was Chris

I have chosen to go with Twins. My brother and I are twins. Although he passed two years ago, I still find him in the mirror every morning as a reminder. We were not identical twins, only fraternal, but there were enough ‘identicals’ to make us more brothers than brothers usually are. 

In our similarities though there were dark and light differences too. We being of the same, we’re sometimes very different. The guy who fixed our A/C last night had my brother’ name and I immediately thought of him. I miss him very much.

For a more pensive take

Is it strange to you too how the word Individual conveys  ‘one’ yet also implies ‘undividable’? I guess it means the most basis unit, unable to be divided, but it could also be applied to a society (or brothers) that sees itself as unable and unwilling to be divided by our differences. 

In an election season here in the US where both of the Major Parties are using differences of all kinds to drive wedges and demonize their opponents…

  • can we see how much we are the same? 
  • Can we choose to be unable and unwilling to be divided? 
  • Can we say with the founders, “we many are one”? 

I sure hope so… we need to for a change

My Entry for this week for your approval. -kia


We both, two of one 

Are we simply echoes two?




11 thoughts on “For TJ’s Household Haiku – Symmetry

  1. What a moving post. I have taught many twins and there really is something more between them than just siblings. It is a very precious thing. I agree with your thoughts on the forthcoming elections and your haiku is brilliant.


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  3. I’m so sorry your twin is no longer with you. It must be even more difficult to accept, seeing such strong reminders of him in the mirror every day. Thank you for sharing this with us, such a personal loss. Your poem is so very thought-provoking.

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