This haiku booklet has its roots in the title, six/twenty-three/ninety-six, as it is my birthday. I decided that this booklet would be full of the haiku that I felt a particularly strong connection with. Not that they are entirely geared towards me, but they are about my growth over this semester. Little things that I noticed, the common experiences I understood differently, and the new situations I found myself in. I hope that if you're reading this, you can relate and find some comfort in knowing that insecurity does not have to be a lonely experience. My favorite thing about haiku is how different people have very different readings of haiku, so I encourage you to let your mind run wild and ponder over the first thing that comes to mind.