Tanka 197, Shadorma 318, Shadorma 319

From the poetry collection published in 2021 containing poems written in 2020, The Immediate and No Sooner.

Tanka 197

character clad in
tight black turtleneck sweater
the too-dead body
that blew across the page when
the author went out for lunch

Shadorma 318

Then she had
a radish kind of
with a lot of crunchy punch
inside the red lines

Shadorma 319

made for you
this perfect disguise
laid aside
never used
And why not? Which one of your
two faces objected?

2 thoughts on “Tanka 197, Shadorma 318, Shadorma 319

    • Thank you. As I remember, this poem just wrote itself. I guess it helps that I like radishes a lot! They are beautiful and know exactly who they are, and shout it out.

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