with his back to the group
of married women ...
the henpecked husband nods
listening to his wife
Moonbathing, 19, 2018
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Mary Gunn has been writing haiku, tanka and cherita for several years. Her tanka has appeared in a variety of publications, both online and in print, including Eucalypt, Blithe Spirit, Presence, Moonbathing, Atlas Poetica, cattails and Poetry Quarterly.
Mary's middle-of-the-story tanka ( about an "intervension episode" in Rural Life/Tightly-Knit Community Reality Show as implied from Ls 1&2) effectively builds line by line to an unexpected yet thematically significant and emotionally poignant ending that reveals the theme of [unhealthy] power dynamics (as indicated in Ls 4&5) in a marriage.ReplyDelete