she swings her cane
as if it could cut
flowers she planted
and now cannot name . . .
inside, a cousin seals another box

7 Responses

  1. janewilliams Says:

    Beautiful tanka, Peg, very moving.

    using a cane
    for the first time
    my father doesn't look up
    looking like
    any old man

  2. ruth Says:

    so sad…

  3. Debbie Feller Says:

    Sad , but so well shown and done, Peg. Thank you!

  4. John Says:

    exquisitely poignant

  5. Peter Newton Says:

    dad's refusal
    to use the cane
    old tiger maple

  6. Mojde Says:

    Very sad!
    If i could break
    all seals
    all locks
    If i could live
    open life from the start

  7. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Oh, sad!


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