Today’s prompt was to write a tanka.
Despair Casts its Ballot
Darkness has arrived
on special delivery
of abandoning my dreams
for sweet simplicity.
© 2013 D.L. Lang
This poem was published as a part of Abundant Sparks. Dig it? Grab the book:
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry at the 2015 Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.