daybreak

Morning flow'r rises

Reaches out to touch the sky;

Pigment drips, and

Ink streaks down as tears of mine

Like wet mascara trails.

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for those of you who didn't read my last Comment (#5), a modified tanka is 5-7-5-7-6.  See—look.  I didn't just make it up to get away with cheating…I swear…but really, I like the extra beat at the end.  Sort of like a choka's 7-7 ending, but with the brevity of a tanka and the little bit of distinction.  So.  There you have it.  If anyone else wants to take a crack at it, I'd be immensely pleased…but no pressure…