Tanka 200, 201, 202

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

Tanka 200

My own pale features
gone from living memory
written in photos.
I recede each time I smile
at you. I am so long dead.


Tanka 201

in creative hands
ultraviolet collides
with infrared and
they decide to become paint
and look! I’ve done your portrait!


Tanka 202

A dense poison soup
you have set out for the guests
Tastes bad and is bad
yet they will eat it. Manners –
that’s your real murder weapon.


4 thoughts on “Tanka 200, 201, 202

  1. Ooooooh! I love the deviousness in the last poem. I also enjoy the poignancy of the first poem. It made me think of the themes of death and memory in the animated movie ‘Coco’.

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