Where My Home Was #tanka


Image by Susan Cipriano from Pixabay

Each year it’s higher
The distant river invades
The sea eats my house
Someday from a higher spot
I will see where my home was


Written for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge.  This week is her monthly Photo=Prompt.  The photo at the top of the page, a row of trees, sunk in the middle of a vast plain of water, is an Image by Susan Cipriano from Pixabay. I wrote a tanka for the challenge.

9 thoughts on “Where My Home Was #tanka

  1. Sarah Potter Writes

    A most prophetic tanka, sadly, but am glad to hear your home is safe. Mine is, too, from water at least, as it’s on a hill overlooking the sea, but if they start doing any fracking nearby, it might end up slipping down the hill! Humans…who’d have them? Why are people so short-sighted?

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m not sure why people are so short sighted. A few dollars in the hand today is worth so much more than thinking about the future. Glad you are on a hill and don’t have to worry about it.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The seas are rising. And there has been more flooding all over the world, even away from the seas, which is why I mentioned rivers. Luckily my house by the sea isn’t going to be flooded by any current models until well beyond my lifetime ;)

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