“The Circle of Life” Nonet

The Circle of Life is an interesting prompt from Colleen, one that got me thinking… with age we become childlike and vulnerable again.

A Nonet seemed the perfect form to express this continuum with the fragile fullness of life at the top and the single word, too, representing the tendency to become childlike at the end of life.

 

The circle of life begins at birth

With sharp cries of fragility

We long for sweet sustenance

Latching to mother’s breast

We feed, grow, and live

Aging each day

Becoming

Childlike

Too

 

© Marjorie Mallon 2020

 

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 162, #ThemePrompt

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