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Rubber-Ball Days: A Chapbook of Lockdown Tanka

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  • Rubber-Ball Days: A Chapbook of Lockdown Tanka

    In May 2020, I posted on my blog (davereadpoetry.blogspot.com) an echapbook of tanka called Rubber-Ball Days. Here are a handful of my favourite poems from that collection:

    a cool breeze
    pushes its way
    through my window—
    the chill
    of self-isolation

    he asks me
    when the pandemic
    will end —
    I study the slope
    of his shoulders

    replacing the sound
    of passing traffic
    a small
    convention
    of birds

    his workplace
    announces
    a new round of layoffs —
    he muffles his thoughts
    with a mask

    slipping out into
    these quarantined streets
    I walk with
    the ghost
    of my freedom

    sandcastles line
    the now open beach —
    we await
    the next wave
    of the virus
    https://davereadpoetry.blogspot.com/

  • #2
    These are great, congratulations on the publication Dave.
    ghost cave i brush aside the dharma of a lobster god

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      Thank you Clayton!
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