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Summer 2009, vol 7 no 2
 

TANKA

Martin Grenfell
 

rising gale—
trapped on the ridge
one after another
strangers
become friends

 

cave stream
in thirty minutes
we walk through
a million years
of water
          — for Phil

 

rest home
turning off
the kitchen tap
how tightly it clings
to the last few drops

 

save! save! save!
every little bit counts!
wrapping
my christmas presents
with junk mail

 

less spicy next time
I tell my aunty
next day at lunch
eating her share
I reconsider

 


Martin Grenfell Martin Grenfell is a software engineer from Christchurch, New Zealand. He enjoys cooking, rock climbing, online gaming and monster movies. His poems have appeared in Modern English Tanka, Lynx and Tanka Splendor.