From the collection published in 2021, The Immediate and No Sooner.
examined in increments –
the ruler stretches
reaches out for the number
reels it in. Names it. Knows it.
curled on the kitchen counter
What species? Power cord snake.
2 thoughts on “Tanka 184, 185”
Both poems are excellent. I especially love the idea of the electrical cord as a snake. Fabulous.
Thank you. We have some chargers with braided cord covers that the first thing I thought of was a snake, I love the look of them.
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