Tanka : Florence Nightingale

3+

life’s a splendid gift
greatest things grow from smallest
discipline shapes lives
distill words into action
live your life while you have it

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

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Senryu : stepdaughter

2+

angry stepdaughter
fetching for her buys no calm
peace comes from within

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

She sat, staring in the mirror, a bitchy frown marring her beauty.

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