Michael Pietrobon’s haiku juxtaposes the perception of man with the complex reality.
Editor’s Note: This poem begins with the generality voice we all hear throughout our lives. Then it swiftly counters it through a personal glimpse into self. Finally, it breaks free of the man box that we often find ourselves in whether we like it or not. It doesn’t take multiple men to be complex. We are complex as one. This haiku breathes life into that notion.
Real ManMen fight and provoke;I swoon, sing, quickly emote:I am the same man.
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