hollow heart impaled
tears blind eyes once touched by stars
betrayed by love's ruse
flesh and bone breath pain from grief
dreams swallowed by molten ash.
empty soul stings hurt
love evaporates to dust
golden Sun shines black
passion's flames died in fierce blaze
this "te-ta-te"called mere farce
stolen moments cease
paper mache' promises
tumble shattered pedestal.
*For P.D.'S Tanka Me a "Sad Song" Contest.
*Oct. 5, 2012.