The distinctive hips of swagger
Hair like Slash, moves like Jagger
Surely there is more to me
Than sex and drugs and what you see
A second thought, a need for pause
A giving to a needy cause
Revealed within the spotlight’s beam
I’m just as shallow as I seem.
cosmic zeitgeist pulse
launch of a fragile ego
soar high, ultra-cool dwarf star!
detractors light years away…
Tanka inspired by Marissa Bergen’s poetic prose. Marissa is a poet, music writer, musician and rock and roll supermum. She is one of the first blogging connections I made and I will always look back on my early days of motherhood and blogging and remember how Marissa’s posts made me laugh at 1 am, 3 am, 3:20 am, 4:53am etc for close to a year (they’re the times when I read, not the frequency of her posting…I no longer read her posts at wtf o’clock). Marissa really shines in her recent turn as a music journo, complimented by her knowledge and first-hand experience in the world of music, having been a rock star since the earlier part of her misspent youth, and still burning the flame penning lyrics and making music with her family band The Cheesbergens. I would put a link to Marissa’s chapbook right here if she hurried up and created it 🙂 Thanks Marissa!
Half a Haibun is an ongoing (and occasional) feature here at 10000hoursleft. A collaborative project with bloggers I admire- they write the prose that I then use as inspiration for a tanka or haiku. The intention being that together, we’ll create a whole; 2 halves converging to add a richness and complexity to one another, in the form of a haibun.
Others in the series: