Tanka 22042015

after he’s gone
getting ready for new love
a day like any
straightening out the sheets
from his side of the bed

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9 thoughts on “Tanka 22042015

  1. Claire Marie O'Brien

    It was perfect. You illuminated being dismissed by not even giving yourself a presence. Only the perspective of the dismisser was permitted life. Even though the reader knows that she could hardly have completely erased you like that, it doesn’t matter. Because you ARE writing about what you experienced. But she is your voice. Your silent voice.

    Here is this very complex relationship. Right now, that is what the poet allows a glimpse of.

    Good poem, Mr, Gandhiok!

    • kabir gandhiok

      Many thanks for your thoughtful comment, it reaches deep. And my apologies for not responding sooner, I’ve been away from blogging for quite some time, but glad to be back now. I wish you well and look forward to reading your posts.

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