Tanka 208, 209, 210

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

Tanka 208
10/5/20

something orderly
salves me. stacks of towels rise
by size and color
linen closet a refuge
a small but potent healing

Tanka 209
10/5/20

The row of dress shirts
a neat array on hangers
spaced along the rod
fills the dark silent closet
Washed. Ironed. Nowhere to wear them.

Tanka 210
10/5/20

Closet door mirror
You angle it and just so
the truth is doubled
but is that such a good thing
and what will you do with it?