From Writing Notebook 2021, published in 2022.
all the secrecy
a warehouse by the river
holds in its four walls
one careless hand will reveal.
Uncurl your fingers. The key.
Strong-willed from her birth
and contrary of nature
Love her sharp-tongued taunts
You fools who think to cross her
be prepared: she will draw blood.
4 thoughts on “Tanka 257, 258”
Yes. Sometimes I feel you have to bare your teeth a little!
I love the pen portrait of the ferocious woman and I am very intrigued by what might be inside that warehouse.
Mystery and intensity, I will never get tired of trying to find ways to portray them or examine them.
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