“I Dream Of Monsters” Tanka 1072*

(May 17, 2018)


I dream of monsters

under my bed all the time

and they are moving


Pray, will they take me along

for a wondrous magical ride?**


  • (I know: actually the fourth of three – and yet there appears one more! in a series of 3:20-something a.m. this morning’s insistent wakeup call from my pen and notepad.  Either get up and wise the sidewinder windup phone-charger one-diode light and scribble cryptic or forever face self-antagonism. And, I am a confirmed and decorated coward!)
  • * (So, I had an eight-count final line?  …a wondrous magic ride…just did not scan nor sound right.)

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