Has its innocence and quirks
All the inside jokes make sense
Beneath this surface
Lies whispers of the unsaid
Tucked safely under covers
When you can, forgive
If it gets too much, step back
Some things you can choose, not all.
A Katauta is a Japanese style of poetry which is made up of 3 lines with the syllable count of 5-7-5 or 5-7-7.
Two Katautas put together is known as a Sedoka. The difference between a Katauta and a Haiku, as far as I have read, is that a Katauta is usually addressed to a lover. Haikus are traditionally related to nature.
In a Sedoka, the two verses offer two different perspectives. In this poem, I have written the first two verses as a sedoka and the last verse as a katauta.
If you guys find any other differences, do let me know! Take care and have a good day ahead!