Waterfall in Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas

Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas

Whetstone or wet stone

clear water knows no bias

be water, my friend


City of many things

Made for the people

city of luck, lustre, love

made by the people

a city of muck and mire

so real and still so fine

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This is my first time trying Tanka, a work of 5 lines following the 5-7-5-7-7 syllables format. What do you think?

Photo: JFK airport

Keep guessing

Chicago riverwalk

Chicago riverwalk

Only time will tell—

shoving blame on the unknown

one unsure of self


Bat monument near the congress bridge in Austin, Texas

Bat monument near the Congress Bridge, Austin

Awaiting the sign

anticipating for life

the childhood hero


Sunrise in Chicago

Sunrise in Chicago

Tiny ray of hope

visible sun, only just

a high-rise city