Mark Arvid White

Hypochondria, or Something

of mind.
It must be.
or something very much like it.
Something that brings a flush to my face, makes me dizzy,
something that makes my heart pound, makes me nervous, makes me quake and smile when I think of you.
It cant be love, they tell me, cause love is for the young.
So it must be a state of mind--
or something,
so much


Mark Arvid White lives in Alaska, and has been writing poetry and stories for a number of years. He is devoted to haiku and other Japanese forms, but also loves to write in many other non-Eastern styles, including Fibonacci. His publication credits include such print and online journals as Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Candelabrum, Permafrost, Japanophile, Wild Violet, AlienSkin, and many others in the U.S. and abroad. He has received best of issue awards, appeared in numerous anthologies including A Haiku Moment, and has won various contest awards. He is the founder of the Shin Tao Haiku Retreat, a gathering place for poets online in the virtual community of Second Life.