PK POETRY LIST - ANTHOLOGY

 

 

GARY BLANKENSHIP

   

December Tanka

 

Light snow

dusts the foothills,

the roads glazed.

The wait for your return

punctuated by false alarms.

 

Flurries drift

against the patio slide

with a rattle.

The sound of your car door

heats my chocolate.

 

Snowflakes fall

until the rooftop covered,

only smoke seen.

Inside we are warm

under quilts, near each other.

 

Warm winds
the thick drifts vanish
beneath a flood.
I listen as your last words
echo through the rain.


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