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Old Age


Old age is a neat little trick
For people who never get sick.
But if you’re not well,
Old age can be hell—
As if you were hit by a brick.

 
Limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Tanka Fest

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in the next canyon,
a spacious place for camping—
cottonwood circle
where tired wanderers bed down
covering themselves with stars
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
on the granite floor
rivers of fresh blood flowing
from the killing spree—
scene of hell and damnation
the keening of the bereaved
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
the caressing warmth
of a single tear flowing
down her furrowed cheek—
the fire of her memories
thawing the ice within her
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
marshmallow eaters
their kayak beached for the night
gathering driftwood
enough for an all-night fire
half for warmth and half for fun
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
black cat dips one paw
into circles of sunshine
on the kitchen floor
pretending that a mouse feast
is simmering in the warmth

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 209

Threesome

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election results—
how devastating to all
who ran well but lost
 
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gossamer prison—
steely strands of spider web
clamping a cricket
 
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migraine and nightmare—
plummeting into the depths
of a fearsome hell

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Devastate, Gossamer, Plummet”