Red light, green light, or: One, two, three!

I. A senryū series


Sweetheart, be careful!
The curb's much too dangerous;
you could slip and fall.


Traffic's slowing down;
the light's going to change soon;
ready to run, Dear?


Okay! Take my hand;
let's cross before we miss it...
Shoot! Our bus went by!

II. A senryū

Are you sure, Mister
Policeman? I'm quite certain
the light was orange!


These senryū were written for Colleen Chesebro’s “Taste the Rainbow” Tanka Tuesday prompt, which is to write syllabic poetry featuring [at least] one color.

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!

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