patamystic poems and writing

Tanka

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p style=”text-align: center;”>low clouds
over the distant dam
across the lake
a banjo plays
far from home

(published in TSA member anthology, 2016)

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p style=”text-align: center;”>on my thigh
another hair
from my beard
winter is early
this year

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p style=”text-align: center;”>on the porch swing
after midnight
silent
together
last night

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p style=”text-align: center;”>as she practices
her guitar licks
my old man
telling stories
as if they were new

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p style=”text-align: center;”>summer afternoon
not watching TV
with curtains closed
chasing the dragon
one last time again

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p style=”text-align: center;”>after coughing up
a hair of the dog
I swear
I will quit
quitting drinking

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