KYSO Flash
Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 12: Summer 2019
Tanka Tale: 61 words


by Robin Anna Smith

poking out lenses
from rose-colored glasses
for the first time
I see you
for what you are

Sometimes we are wrong about the things we need. All our lives, we’re spoon-fed misinformation and unrealistic expectations. Our vision of the world warps into the shape of dysfunction...

I stare
out this window
alone again tonight
my eyes filling
with strawberry moon



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