“Dog’s Tail Told Tanka” Tanka 2198*

(December 13, 2018)

no matter she’d give

her last breath to save that boy

she turned on dad

a week later we came back home

to mom’s soft: winkie is gone

*(Tanka 2199 is missing…the last two lines read: mom said she was taken by/ the army now – but I knew: lie!/ it was years – three or five at least – before another dog came into our lives. And this one was spectacular, but he too was doomed to die…just as his son also left us bereft. I shall try to insert the biographical dog-tales later. I must finish the chore dog-love left me earlier this month.)

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