Tanka, July 12th, Soldotna

a bear paw thrashes beneath the surface, missing salmon from the lake later splayed on styrofoam because bait evokes no fear   Memories of a┬átrip to Alaska, told in tanka. Tanka follow a syllable pattern of 5-7-5-7-7. The middle line serves as a turning point, so that if you read just the first three lines, … Continue reading Tanka, July 12th, Soldotna