on a shelf
in her dining room...
the red truck
her father bought
hoping for a boy
A Hundred Gourds, 2:1, December 2012
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Ken Slaughter began writing tanka in 2012. His tanka are published in a variety of online and print journals. His tanka won second prize and honorable mention in the 2012 Tanka Society of America International contest. He won an honorable mention in the 2014 contest. Ken lives in Massachusetts, USA, with his wife and two cats.