Category Archives: Tanka

Passed Over: Tanka

PASSED OVER

Dearest Margaret
Lives in a higher place now
Showers me with light
I am humbled by her gift
And, she says, not before time

Lest We Forget: Tanka

LEST WE FORGET

No evil people
Only very messed up ones
A part of ourselves
We often forget that though
And hold my hand up also

A Tanka In Autumn

A TANKA IN AUTUMN

Pox on verbiage
All these dragooned syllables
Listen closely as
The sound of a falling leaf
Declares “nothing to declare”

Across The Ocean: Tanka

ACROSS THE OCEAN

“Am I coherent?”
You asked … I made a meaning
Out of what you said
Hopefully it is the one
You had in mind … But who knows?

Black Hole: Tanka

BLACK HOLE

Don’t give me a hug
Let me give you one instead
Though on second thoughts …

I see it’s all about fear
And we are all one big whole

Contacting The Spirits: Tanka

CONTACTING THE SPIRITS

She’s passed away now
She never liked him to drink
With loss came freedom
She sees though he may be drunk
He still sends her a bug hig

Eternal Partners: Tanka

ETERNAL PARTNERS

We chewed the upbeat
Now it’s time for the downbeat
Look! … Amn’t I still here
Celebrating it for you
As this too passes away?

The Personal Revolution

THE PERSONAL REVOLUTION

From just I just I
To We then back again to
An unmanaged “I”

There’s Left Wing and there’s Right Wing
Then there’s the bird free of wings

Limbo II

LIMBO II

Swing ‘twixt hope and fear
Unending uncertainty
Our sole companion
Sweating like limbo dancers
Watching the lowering pole

Damage

DAMAGE

Remember, clients
They wouldn’t be therapists
If they weren’t fucked up

The moment stretches backward
And then stretches forward too

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