A Haiku on Brain Fog in ME/CFS and chronic illness

A Haiku on Brain Fog in ME/CFS and Chronic Illness for World Poetry Day

Laura’s Pen presents a Haiku on brain fog to celebrate World Poetry Day…

It was World Poetry Day on 21st March and to celebrate I shared my video of me reciting my poem “What if?” on social media but also shared a little something new: my Brain Fog Haiku.

I actually wrote this poem as something to practice performing before I recorded “What if?” as I was feeling quite nervous about doing it.

It is a Haiku, which is a short Japanese poem that has five syllables in the first line, seven in the next and five in the last.

I’ve always been a fan of the Haiku as it is a way of giving the feeling of something very concisely, something that, ironically, brain fog makes very hard to do!

Anyway, if you didn’t just read my Brain Fog Haiku in the picture already, here it is:

I lose many words
And find them in wrong places
But sometimes… Tuna

When I wrote this Brain Fog Haiku, I went for a funny last line inspired by this poem my brother bought me on a t-shirt ages ago.

This one read:
Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don’t make sense

I hope you’ve enjoyed my little brain fog Haiku and would love it if some of you have a go at your own Haikus and show me in the comments.

Lots of love from,

Laura’s Pen

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A Haiku on Brain Fog in ME/CFS and chronic illness

Laura Chamberlain

Laura is a writer blogging about living with chronic illness, namely Lyme Disease, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) and Fibromylagia.

She likes food, cats, bad jokes. Unfortunately, her boyfriend is allergic to the last two...


  1. This made me chuckle, I like it! x

  2. I love it! It sums it up perfectly. 🙂

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