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Finish this haiku … if you can

I was attempting a haiku this morning when I realized there is no good antonym for alone.

Walking alone is
often the first step towards

These were the first two lines of an idea I was trying to work through by haiku. Except, I couldn’t finish it in a satisfying way.

“Together?” Is together really the only antonym for alone?

I was going for an emotion, a feeling, a deep sense of being close to another person or to humanity. Feeling less afraid. Feeling as if someone else understands you.

And “together” … just doesn’t do it.

Together is so physical. It’s a fixing word. It’s an extrovert’s word. It’s not the word I mean at all.

Want to help me finish the haiku?

Walking alone is
often the first step towards…

I’d love it if you’d give it a shot in the comments below or on your own blog with a pingback here. If your haiku especially speaks to me, I’ll reblog it.

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