Tanka T088

I’ve never had to
Tell this many white lies in
One day in my life!
Need sandpaper to shorten
My nose to normal again!

06.23.16

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Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.

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Notes to this poem…

The key words are “had to”. Not because I had told more white lies than today, but because I had to today or else there were going to be far worse consequences to pay!

The sandpaper and nose thing references Pinocchio, of course.

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.

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