Despair Casts its Ballot

Today’s prompt was to write a tanka.

Despair Casts its Ballot

Darkness has arrived
on special delivery
Encouraging thoughts
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:

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of nine poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She enjoys performing her poems at open mics and entering them in county fairs.