“Aftershocks,” A #Tanka

It’s the beginning of the month and my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge gives poets the opportunity to use their own words. There is no need to use synonyms, unless you want to.

I delved into the political arena this week with my poem “Aftershocks.” Tanka poetry is written from the perspective of the poet. For me, it seemed the perfect time to compare the wrath of the California earthquakes (which I’ve felt here in Arizona) to the Fourth of July debacle held on our nation’s birthday. As a veteran, I felt entitled to have a say!

Image by Angelo Giordano from Pixabay

Aftershocks

Uncharted terrain
new transformations will come
while earthquakes rumble
D.C. autocrats govern
with unlimited power

© 2019 Colleen M. Chesebro

BE SAFE OUT THERE!

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