Ode To A Letter Opener

This poem started out as a senryu. But 17-syllables weren’t enough to say what I needed to say.  So I added two 7-syllable lines, turning it into my first tanka:

Letter opener
Nearly cast aside as trash
Now my salvation,
Soothing, becalming the itch
That haunts my encasted arm.

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One Response to “Ode To A Letter Opener”

  1. I remember getting a letter opener as a gift some twenty years ago. You’ve now got me thinking about what happened to it…better check that loft ;-D