Sunday, August 21, 2022


queue for fried chicken -
faces with eyes nose and mouth
others eyes and masks
© gillena cox 2022


sumie Sunday 91
Sunday Standard 91
Sunday Lime 91

Welcome to 

Sunday XCI of the series '100 ways to haiku a mask 
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May your kindness O Lord be upon us.

[Ps 33.22]


What's there to smile about today? Thank God for the grace of poetry.

[i constructed this memoji gif using Picsart]



unshod after
 a day at the library
 research hours
left to mesh of tomorrow  

she always wore
her mesh stockings on Fridays
for happy hour
a barista takes time off
 to go bar hopping

slipping off her shoes
in her empty house
she reaches for
a glass of merlot chilled
savoring her blessings
© gillena cox 2022
tanka sequence © gillena cox 2022
[image prompt - courtesy The Sunday Muse]


ENJOY THE MUSIC: Lindsey Stirling - Song of the Caged Bird (Official Music Video)


C. Sandlin said...

Love the way the wine poem created a feeling of relaxing. :)

Helen said...

I would enjoy knowing this barista ............

DVArtist said...

Bare feet and whine how can you go wrong. LOL Hope you had a nice weekend.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Chrissa


Gillena Cox said...

😊happy you dropped by Helen


Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Nicole


Sunra Rainz said...

I love this moment you've described, Gillena! It perfectly echoes the image and I totally relate to it! :-)

Truedessa said...

A glass of Merlot works for me and I am always grateful for bestowed blessings.

hHppy Sunday to you...

Carrie Burtt said...

Sounds like some days I have known. Lovely Gillena!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Truedessa


Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Carrie


JadeLi said...

Beautiful tanka series to this evocative image. I like the feminine spirit that infuses them.

ben Alexander said...

Gillena, you hooked me with your very first word! Lovely!


Susie Clevenger said...

Oh, I like the feeling of chill, unwinding this poem gives me.

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