Superficial normality

Superficial normality

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 24th 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.   

A skin-deep beauty

Reliant on a regime

Exercise and pills

Pumped around tired organs

In pursuit of emptiness


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