Tanka Writing Roundtable • Fall 2011
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Ashley Longcor

Halfway Gone
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Ashley Longcor


the changing clouds above
blue skies
a warm breeze
when at last her voice
brings me back

snow to my knees
empty swings still
the frigid air against my face
is the only thing
that stops the tears

the snow falls
to the ground
melting away
like the bond
we once had


© 2011, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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