Haiku & Other Poetry

The Bite of a Rose

a promise broken

(like the bouquet of a rose,
as sweet as sugar,
veiling the sting of the thorn)

leaves a bitter bite

dried red flowers
Photo by Akshar Dave on Pexels.com

Inspiration for today’s tanka comes from Ronovan Writes and Sue’s Photo Prompt.

Sorry to Sue for taking her beautiful photo to a bit of a dark place, but that’s where the combo of sugar and bitter and roses led me!

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