Well, I admit I didn't really understand today's assignment, and I'm pretty beat. After all, I got trapped in a shirt at the Kenneth Cole outlet store today, and a thing like that really takes it out of a girl. But all the same, here is my "funny love Tanka" for Read Write Poem's NaPoWrMo challenge. Day Seven!! Don't let me run out of steam...I really want to make it to the end!
I just want to add another quick note to thank each and every person who has taken the time to comment over here. I have tried to reciprocate, but I work long hours and sometimes just getting something halfway coherent up for the day's challenge is all I can do. I wish I had time to comment on the work of everyone who is doing the challenge, but there are not enough hours in the day. And--here's to all of us who have made it to Day Seven! High Five!
This was written for my husband, who I will be married to eight years in May! :)
He had only five books on a shelf of cinder blocks,
all of them on the Universe, or math.
Even today I love how soft his cheeks are,
never forgot my first look into him:
that spare room, his frank and humble ushering.