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Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2

TANKA

Ana Cagnoni

 

gray dawn --
I wake up and find
no traces
of last night's
conversation

 

when
did this muffled
version
of myself
become myself?

 

we have
breakfast in silence
outside a heavy
fog, something
just isn't there

 

as the fog
disappears
the distant notion
of something torn
within

 

sorting raisins
out of the granola
one by one
my little pile of morning
expectations

 

it's growing dark
as we search in vain
for the path
that used to lead us
to a good conversation

 

trees let go
of their last leaves -
plucking my eyebrows
I too dream
of Spring renovation

 

done with
laundry and dishes
I can't seem
to wash away
regrets

 


Ana Cagnoni was born in 1977 and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.