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Tanka
 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Howard, US

 

great-uncle’s birthday
all his favorites
pot roast with potatoes
devil’s food cake
and auntie’s elderberry wine

 

 

corn shocks in the field
all the fodder
you’ve fed the cows
the fodder of lies
you’ve fed me

 

 

a buzzsaw
running here to there
his zigzag words
ripping people to shreds
his fever unquenchable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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