A piece of Tanka prose
For the past several days, my daughter has been sick; and my wife also caught the virus shortly after our six-year-old fell ill. Luckily, it’s nothing too serious – our child’s beloved doctor gave her a checkup and informed us that it’s merely a nasty cold. I haven’t fallen sick myself, but I’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop.
beyond her fever hacking coughing is the worst bending her over straining her stomach muscles she's suffering in pieces
The above was written for Colleen M. Chesebro’s ‘Tanka Tuesday’ prompt.
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!