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Untitled Tanka


Debbie Strange

a star tortoise
carries the universe
on its back . . .
are we slowly moving
away from each other

This poem won second place in the 2018 San Francisco It'l Competition for Haiku, Senryu and Tanka.

Debbie Strange (Canada) is a chronically ill short-form poet, artist, and photographer. Thousands of her poems and artworks have appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide. Please visit her archive:

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