(from my window)




from my window
at dawn the traffic light
blinking red
you are on your way and
nothing I say can stop you


von meinem Fenster
am Abend die Ampel
blinkt rot
du bist auf dem Weg und
keins meiner Worte hält dich mehr auf

(Chrysanthemum 9, April 2011)





11 thoughts on “(from my window)

  1. Alegria Imperial says:

    Wow, Melissa! A perfect tanka for me. I love the simplicity of it, the sadness yet the feeling of being released. I like how you paired ‘the red light’ with the last line. Thanks for sharing it!

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