A rainy-day tanka

It’s been raining here in Northeastern Pennsylvania for what seems like a year. The sun reared its light for but a minute today, and it’s really making me stir crazy.

I got home today and don’t know if it was the booming thunder, the sound of cars sloshing on the wet road or the three rain-themed moody Nick Cave songs that were in my iPod shuffle, but I’m channelling Seattle through my pen today. Here’s my first tanka in three long months:

Endless rain for days
Weakens one’s strengths and resolve;
Pick up that razor
As the thunder booms again,
All the time hoping for sun.

NMM

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About nikkimmascali

I am an editor, writer and New Yorker who has ink for blood and the blog name + tattoo to prove it. Also of note: I follow more dogs than people on Instagram. This is my blog about reading, writing and absolutely no 'rithmetic because I am horrendous at math.
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