On the hydrangeas

the weight of the morning sun

the evening sun


barbecue scent mingles
with children’s laughter
inside their fence
outside, two homeless kids
share a burnt burger

Modern English Tanka
Vol. 3, No. 3, Spring 2009


Leatherdykeuk said...

marvelous, Vic

Wandering spirit said...

Reminds me of Les Miserables..

Vic Gendrano said...

Thank you all very much for your kind words. This is a candid portrayal of life with its dual light and dark side which sometimes we don't want to be part of.