Close doors for abuse.
Offenders are unwelcome.
Disagree with tact.

Close doors for gossips.
Toxic polemic mongers.
Useless attention.

Close doors for liars.
You can’t trust their feigned closeness.
Hook in your weakness.

Close doors for all fiends.
Opportunistic leeches.
Misshape your essence.

Close doors for scandals.
Inflicted shame pulling you,
pushing you to break.

Closed doors: discretion.
Vigilance, ethics, values:
unlock to feat.

~ Angelica Hopes, haiku

Photography © Michael Anna Maria van Doorn 2015, Street of the Knights, Rhodes, Greece.
Text © Ana Angelica Abaya van Doorn 2017

Poet, author, novelist, Italian-English translator, ghost writer, lovingly dedicated to my husband and three daughters, a foreign language enthusiast, a piano and English tutor, a domestic violence counsellor and a wanderlust.

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