A new leaf, looking
like wilted spinach, dropped down
On a stone gargoyle,
Right on the tip of the tongue,
Salad in dappled sunlight.
© Susan Joy Clark 2021
This was for Linda Kruschke’s Paint Chip Poetry challenge. The challenge was to use two of the paint color names from the picture above in a tanka form poem. She said there were extra points if we could use four of the words in a poem that still makes sense and extra points for a silly poem. I have a silly poem — that still makes some kind of sense — with five color names, so I hope it is extra point worthy. 🙂