Tri-tanka XV (Friday)

by Jem Croucher
Come Friday, relax
for it is the weekend now
Time for more yellow
and for some in swathes of sun
for comfort in safe harbour

Come Friday, enjoy
for it is again your time
Safe in the knowledge
of 'je ne sais quoi' feelings
to simply be you and breathe

Come Friday, begin
again to find that freedom
and then reclaim it
for it is to have and hold
a treasure made for riches


'Tanka' is a Japanese poetic non-rhyming form with a syllabic sequence of  5, 7, 5, 7, 7


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