NoHoldsBarredPoetryWritingChallenge Day 9: Waiting

woman lying in sand touch the branch of a tiny tree with a single green leaf

Love Tanka #14

Waiting for lover's
return is like waiting for
rain when the river's 
dried—the fish flapping, gulping
air, echoes of my scorched heart.

© 2022 Nortina Simmons

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