Tanka 168, Shadorma 288

From The Immediate and No Sooner, 2021.

Tanka 168

Tie a green ribbon.
Wrap all your fingers. Look now –
you have a green thumb!
Cheater-style, yes, but try it.
Plant flower seeds. See them grow.

Shadorma 288

Sharp snaggle
snapping kind of teeth –
You have them.
I want them.
You sink them into my arm.
Ow. Not what I meant.