Three Tanka

on the road again

I notice a wild rabbit

its long ears

sticking out of the grass

waiting for the light to turn green



a long night tonight

as I write for the marathon

with no time to waste

my thoughts on my students

who do not do homework this way



suddenly the image

of the old heavy typewriter

the kind you can sit on

where arm muscles were needed

to punch a poem onto paper



©  Ella Wagemakers, 03.02 Dutch time (= 21.02 EST in the US)


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