03 Aug 2016c – Morning Fog – Three Tanka

I
On such days as this,
fog hides like a mother’s shawl.
In pines well shielded
you still find it’s safe to weep
the tears unshown to cities.

II
Soon that relentless,
sorrow-scourging sun appears
to clear such refuge.
All the grief you clutch within,
your best friends unsuspecting.

III
Who taught you safety
always lies behind a mask,
and loving kindness
was the prize of souls who hide
and never trust a stranger?

~

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