17 Word Short

We can’t stop people from hating.

We can stop people from hating

behind

triggers

of

automatic

rifles.

~

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A Lunar Tanka

Luna moths emerge

wings of dew-dropping green masked

in pale moonlight

verdant hues shrouded by night

the lusty lovers take flight

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A Dreamy Tanka

glen shimmers at night

silver ribbons drip down rock

dance in moonlit creek

bathing shrouded forest floor

in cool, ethereal light

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The Goldilocks Dichotomy

she shivered in the shallow waters
tasted the tepid drink
too cool to soothe
too warm to quench
Goldilocks
was trapped in the kitchen sink
when her yellow ringlets
caught
in the u-bend of the old pipes

she was trying to dye her hair
Raven Black
because
she thought Snow White had all the best luck
but, in reality, the seven dwarfs didn’t give a fuck
as their porcelain-skinned, fairy-tale thrall
labored under fruity delusions
of a someday-coming prince

Goldilocks
could have cut her hair,
but she would not part with a single inch
though she lived on a first floor flat
she had Rapunzel on the brain
her lengthy locks clogged the drain
trapping the girl
by her sunny mane

she waited for the prince who never came
the water pooled over her dainty feet
she shivered in the shallow waters
believing herself
incomplete
the poor girl never grasped
the
dichotomy
between
fairy tale
and
reality

~

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