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Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Kiss

walking to work
they kiss
before parting:
the nurse turns left
the doctor turns right

Kokako 13 (September, 2010)

Tanka and photograph © Kirsten Cliff 2011


  1. I really like this one Kirsten. A slice of daily life - but not completely

  2. Thank you, Jo.
    It's one of only a few tanka that I wrote while in hospital last year. I witnessed this scene in the early hours from my fifth floor room. The photo was taken at the Katikati Bird Gardens and I thought it fit perfectly!
    Kirsten x