Joker of the Pack

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 27th of my 2017 poems. 

The aim is to write as many of these poems as possible to build a comprehensive picture of life with a disability in 21st century Britain.

So concludes the draw

In the lottery of life

Devoid of fortune

Condemned to fight and struggle

Due to the cards I was dealt

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