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Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2

TANKA

Beth L. Block

 

I would love
him forever
but for
the knife
in my back

 

I lock my thoughts
and hide the key
how can they be secrets
if you always
read my mind

 


Beth L. Block spent her professional life practicing environmental law and labor/employment law. Desiring another career that was personally fulfilling and contributed more to society, she became a high school history teacher. Block's work has been published in PemmicanPress, Identity Theory (Editor's Choice), Red Booth Review, The Dogwood Journal, Cautionarytale, Doorknobs & Bodypaint, Long Story Short, and is forthcoming in PEARL Magazine. Eight of her haiku appear in the anthology Across the Long Bridge.