tanka

tanka--
small songs I sing
to join
my voice to other voices
hidden in the grass

Saturday, May 18, 2013

[a taste of otherness]

the flicker
of the black snake’s tongue
at the toe of my shoe
a taste of otherness
among the iris


Atlas Poetica 13, Fall 2012


2 comments:

  1. a very interesting tanka and a most unique, and effective, pivot.

    i'll be watching my own shoes ...

    j.

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    1. Thanks, Janet! Recently found a black snake skin in our barn, intact and perfect from eyelids to tail--
      and 6' 3" long!

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