a broken tooth
yet he sees the young girl
naked before him
smiling a wide smile
as she was at twenty

 

 

 

(Included in A Gift of Tanka, AHA Books, 1990)


3 Responses

  1. Magyar Says:

    __ Care that grows with time, becomes blind to the rust of years. _m

    grown years
    as memories mask the rust
    the heart

  2. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Lovely to see a tanka from Jane (RIP)

    marion

  3. aniketnikhade Says:

    Interesting.

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