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Stolen Cherries

A Tanka

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

It was the lithe stems
more so than the plump, red fruit
he couldn’t resist.
Using his teeth, he’d pluck one
and run off with his treasure.

Author’s Note: Sometimes leaving a poem ambiguous gives it more power. For instance, a reader could find all kinds of meaning in this little Tanka. It’s…




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I’m Sheila, a goat farmer, poet, cat nerd, co-editor of Boomers, Bitches, and Babes

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