Tanka #1

The clock prefers a
polite tree, stretching over
time, one more ring with
each revolution,
marked for the trouble.

(c) 2019 Phillip Knight Scott
This week in Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 139 – the first challenge of the month – the poet chooses his own words. I’ve gone with a tanka.

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 11 years and 3-year-old son, and at least for the next year, I’m on the right side of 40. (Both the interstate and existence, in years). I am a Tar Heel born and bred, and watch every Yankees game I can. My goal is to visit all 30 MLB stadiums in the next 10 years. I’ve been to 5 so far! Obviously I enjoy writing, but I also enjoy watching and reading sci-fi. I’m slowly attempting to finish my first novel, a “humorous” sci-fi romp which may be finished one day. I am a Doctor Who obsessive and choose Star Trek over Star Wars.

4 thoughts on “Tanka #1

  1. this was brilliant and thought provoking in a gentle and sacred way. time, circles, rings and concentric motions, you bring a new link to understanding the timelessness of nature.

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