I could present a
Very interesting life –
If I just combined –
All my Instagram accounts –
Each there for its own reasons
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
I have a half a dozen Instagram accounts for many reasons. Some are focused on specific subjects only certainly people would care about. Others are for privacy to keep others from caring about, but not the rest of the world from caring about. Besides, nobody would care for all aspects of my roaming and creative mind, but Instagram doesn’t have any organizational features to let people organize things they share, and others to select from what they want to see like Pinterest with their individual boards you can follow rather than everything a person pins. It’s my greatest annoyance about Instagram.
The nice thing about all of my accounts, though, is that they all represent a real aspect of my life, not just some facade or fictional outlet. Even my Ode to Toy account has the action figures often showing things about my life that I came across, did, or whatever.
The poems titled Tanka, followed by a number, are tanka composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Tanka collection.
Put them together and you get a real sense of my life. And not to brag but I’d say it’s a pretty interesting life, even if not a wild and crazy sort of interesting. 🙂