Morning flow'r rises
Reaches out to touch the sky;
Pigment drips, and
Ink streaks down as tears of mine
Like wet mascara trails.
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…