I’ll Be

tanka

I’ll Be: A Tanka*

I’ll be the wind that
whispers comfort to your soul
I’ll be the water
that washes, heals your burnt holes
after you’re engulfed in flames.

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In response to May Book Prompts –  by Sarah Doughty and MahWrites.

Today’s prompt is When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris.

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

*Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. (5, 7, 5, 7, 7)