concrete walls close in
full of faded grey despair
and daytime TV
colour peels with the paintwork
and withers with the flowers

© Kim M. Russell, 2016


My response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #18 depression

Chèvrefeuille’s prompt for the day is depression, which he thinks can challenge us to think out of the box. In this prompt, depression means the ‘mood’, because in tanka ‘mood’ plays a big role.


the rotting remains of life

take my breath away

a broken heart and more, but … 

the sun started to shine again

© Chèvrefeuille

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