Empty

 

I open up my little brain

To rummage for ideas,

But all the shelves are empty:

It’s the worst of writers’ fears!

There are cobwebs in the corners,

And balls of tumbleweed,

But simply no creative thoughts –

The one thing that I need!

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Defused – A Tanka

Brain locked and loaded,

I await an explosion

Of thoughts and ideas

Blasting onto blank paper…

But alas my wires are cut.

 

Emma H, age 26, 07/09/2017


This tanka is for Kiwinana’s Weekly Tanka Prompt – Week 61 – “Explosion” & “Blocked”. In my example, the word explosion is used literally but the blockage is just implied 😉 If you want to take part in the challenge, you can follow the link here:

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 61 – Explosion & Blocked