Avatar: Acts of Aggression

Tanka diary, entry three

Lily writes tanka and haiku about her companions

Jang receives his ikebana gift
I’m watching over
that shine-eyed boy who races
to see each new thing,
setting down his flower pot
to open doors to the world.

Hai Wei tries to dissuade us from rescuing the young sky bison
My great grandfather –
that mean hotman with a cane –
was calm and gentle
compared to this skinny kid
bellyaching in the street.

He’ll miss the forest
while looking for what’s hiding
in the sunlit trees.



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