And lifting my

Hopes of present places

Leaving a past to fall fast

Away from me


I am writing this tanka in response to Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday prompt. Am I almost a week late? Shhh! Let’s not worry about it. I have been writing and submitting to some online journals so this prompt was left on the sidelines! But I was happy to write it and feel inspired. The themes of “past and present” are often in my poems. I constanly feel as though I am talking about ‘what was’ and ‘what will be’. Thanks for reading! Also be sure to check out the Go Dog Go Cafe “promote Yourself” post! Photo by Jorge Ibanez on Unsplash