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I made her the old
dishes she used to make
she brought nothing
to her lips except my hands
she kissed them
Ο Ο Ο
for generous petals
on my silk kimono
can I too
bloom in autumn?
*Photo detail is of a silk kimono bought at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, Pasadena kimono sale, October, 2022.
Ο Ο Ο
brandy soaked pears
on a plate
I never said I would
Thanksgiving: Notes and Credits
Meher McArthur is an Asian art historian who lives in Southern California.
Taura Scott lives in Duarte, CA. She specializes in especially delicious tanka and serves them as appetizers at special dinners.
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