Late Winter Tanka 2019

Taunting like that girl
who's always leading boys on
with insipid glee:
The snow flurries and dusts rooves,
but melts upon the asphalt.

Windchill steals my breath as soon
as I step outside,
and wrawls through the parking lot.
After I discard my trash,
I stare at the crystal moon.

OK, that last one was not really a Tanka

Nick Giampietro

Nick Giampietro

Nick graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Japanese Literature and a minor in English, and works as a Software Engineer in Portland. He lives with his wife and dog-of-a-cat.

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