“My haiku inspiration is the sturdy beauty of the cherry blossoms here in Washington, DC. and the way the pink blossoms remind me of my own bionic breasts. I have various Titanium markers embedded in me, placed during breast cancer biopsies. Because Titanium is a biocompatible metal I think of my breasts as having bionic parts. Even with my family’s breast cancer history, I am not afraid to be tested again. I think it is because the bionic parts of my breasts make me feel a bit like Wonder Woman. I can feel my bionic powers. They are as strong as the sturdy pink blossom which blooms here every April. “


pink blossom

the bionic parts

of my breast

Roberta Beary

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2013

Sakura Award