Clean and Sharp Tanka

paste stubbornly stuck

rip away reveal the new

clean, apply pigment

no sentiment, lose it all

sharp construct blooms, settles soul

©2017 E. R. Smith

Outcast

The stones the builders rejected

were appeased by nature

with a vivid sign of blessing

Who dare now shun ones outcast?

pompous beware do not overstep

when God is redressing

©2017 E.R. Smith