Tanka

Roberta Beach Jacobson

 
Campfire

bonfires
of midsummer's eve
we wait
for the fortune tellers
to whisper their secrets

a bee
buzzes my way and lands on my arm
I fall asleep
and dream of a far-away island
where I wake as a yellow flower

Yellow Flower
Image by Vincent van Zalinge

many
have imaginary friends
poets
have imaginary
rainbow dragonflies

evil
Halloween night
only

the moon wears the face
of a marbled angel

Halloween 2.jfif
Image by Alain Bonnardeaux

purple
smoke curls from her long locks
as fire
swirls from her nostrils
is she a modern-day dragon

 
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Roberta Beach Jacobson is drawn to the magic of words–poetry, puzzles, song lyrics, flash fiction, stand-up comedy. She is the editor of Cold Moon Journal.