ellen pratt


stopping myself

before I regress

flashes of blue and white

the blue jay pulls up

missing my windshield


starling in a cage

it tries but cannot get out ~

my cage is my mind

bumping up against it

I feel unreal


a familiar look

on a gray cat’s face, revealed

the attitude of his annoyance-

made me wonder

what are my faces          (published in Tanka Practice)




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