As I stood atop
a crumbling cliff set for death,
a williwaw wailed
and grieved the earth it ate at
and the life it’d blown away.

Badge: Shapeshifting 13 #26


Natural Revolution

Photo prompt courtesy of Grammar Ghoul Press. I believe it’s an advertisement for the live-action movie adaptation of the manga Judge by Tonegai Yoshiki. After looking into it, my tanka seems way too lighthearted.

Predator and prey
secretly plot together —
seeking nature’s revival,
targeting children’s mindsets.

Badge: Shapeshifting 13 #24