TANKA #9

a dark horde gathers

yellow-eyed fiends shriek and swoop –

hidden, she watches

the theft of her evening treat

vengeance and a meal . . . so near

 

© 2013 CLYDE FORDE


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9 thoughts on “TANKA #9

  1. elroyjones says:

    Descriptive enough for a feature film.

  2. julespaige says:

    Vampires or just bats…OK some cats. Mystery to solve and unanswered questions. Yup a good movie trailer…

    • Clyde says:

      Apparently they’re Brewer’s Blackbirds. They are the most evil of things: the avian equivalent of piranha. They live for unattended Meow Mix. One of the wild cats I care for wants get up close and personal with them . . . so . . . very . . . badly.

      • julespaige says:

        Ouch. Can’t say I have heard of them. Thanks for your visits.
        FYI: WordPress has taken away a service. While you still get your likes and regular comments, you do not get notified of replies to your comments on your site or others sites. Not sure if enough voices shouting can make ‘em put it back.

      • Clyde says:

        Ahhhh, I didn’t know this had happened – that would explain some things. Thanks for the heads-up!

  3. janineyork says:

    I truly love this tanka! This is one of my favorites, love the last line. The cat will have it’s day.

    • Clyde says:

      Thank you so much! For the lion’s share of my life, I wasn’t a cat person. But that changed about three years ago when – out of all the houses in the neighborhood – they just started showing up on my doorstep: one after another, after another, after another. They’re a big deal with me now! ;)

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