Plastered smile


I listen to every rant,

Each small taunt,

Every bit of advice,

Well meant or otherwise,

With a plastered smile,

All the while;

Easy as it is,

To suppose that all this,

Is fine with me-

No one seems to see,

No one seems to realize

That I’m just being nice!

Tanka #3


Ripply blue waters,

Dancing to the gentle breeze –
Revealing the sun,
Shielded by trees tall and gaunt-
A vibrant mirror.

Tanka #4


Tiny duck – black, white,

Feathers glinting in the sun,

Caught in the midst of,

Foamy waters – green and strong-

Tossed wildly about.