going home
only to find nothing
is the same


tangled in spring
calla lilies
glow in the sun

pulling weeds
mosquitos buzz
cuts on my hands

* * *

Image: Roots – Frida Kahlo, 1943,

Words: senryu, haiku, c.b.w. 2016

Part of the 2016 April Poem A Day Challenge (via Poetic Asides on Writer’s Digest) for the April 6 prompt: ekphrastic (a poem inspired by a work of art)


5 thoughts on “Roots

    • Lol! Frida Kahlo is often an acquired taste. I like some of her work, but find it hard to understand. This particular piece was included in the prompt as one of the art choices – it was the one that spoke to me. 🙂


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