Tanka #4

I crept through the room

shadows balancing themselves

while slumbers stitch dreams

maybe vacant and thoughtless

I woke her up nonetheless.


Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Written for Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 148 #SynonymsOnly : This week we had “space” (room) and “empty” (vacant).

A Tanka follows the 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure. A Tanka consists of five lines written in the first person.

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.

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