Tag Archives: tanka

Tanka: Dishwasher

Crusted Pan

Dishwasher spits out
filmy glasses & dull bowls,
plates gone drab & pans

crusted like eyes with fatigue
even sleep can’t scrub away.

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Tanka, Palm Sunday

the strange happy teen
waves palm leaves over his head,
sways to the music

as the organ plays, priest prays,
and the choir tries not to stare