When It Is Raining


When it is raining—
Especially when it thunders—
I can lie alone
In bed—listen and pretend
It’s the reason you’re not here

(Image is a detail from the Chilhuly show at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts)

This tanka is response/refrain to John Mackenzie’s September Morning Rain Cinquain

To read all the Tanka, and writing about Tanka, please click here.

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