Feeling the Strain

Feeling the Strain

According to Wikipedia, Tanka (短歌, “short poem”?) is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature.  Below you can read the 2oth of my 2017 poems. 

The aim is to write as many of these poems as possible to build a comprehensive picture of life with a disability in 21st century Britain. 

Something’s got to give

Diary packed tightly

Deadlines approaching

The pressure keeps mounting, high

Stranded without your support


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