When I glanced over the wordlist for the latest “wordle” from A Prompt Each Day last night I had a very different idea of what I was going to write using them than what came out this morning when I sat down to actually put the words together.
As I looked over the list afresh today, my mind went to a different time, place, and subject: my father and his death. This tanka, then, just sort of write itself, remembering that chapter of my life.
A day of deeply mourning
Forever I’m changed
Flurry of emotions hits
Childhood ends – final embrace
(The word list is: Flurry, Hidden, Childhood, Day, Deep, Hid, Baby, Embrace, Once and Forever.)