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According to Wikipedia, Tanka (短歌, “short poem”?) is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature.  Below you can read the seventh of my 2017 poems. 

Anticipation

You have one unread message

Could this be the one

Promising days in sunshine

Rather than more doom and gloom

The actual message I received included the words “sorry”, “reluctance” and “unfortunately”. Enough said…

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