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Abra Cat Dabra

Their eyes fixed

Upon food dishes

As though the

Power of

Suggestion will work magic

Summon a human

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


Look Beyond

In response to Colleen Chesebro’s weekly Tanka Tuesday challenge. Poets are allowed to choose their own words. I chose BEAUTY and SLAVE.

Her beauty

Ever her captor

She the slave

To her looks

Longing to truly be seen


©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben


Drain the Snake

In response to Colleen Chesebro’s #photoprompt this Tanka Tuesday, I submit this Shadorma.  FOLLOW Colleen to stay in the loop of her weekly challenges.

Here is the photo we had to work with:

The image is from Pixabay, by Michael Seibt. 

To control

Serpent tendencies

I sit here

Play music

To hypnotize the wicked

Risking my own life

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben



I have hands

That you cannot shake

Need no gloves

Hold no coin

They’re always moving forward

Time slipping through them

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben


Watching you

Watching the sunrise

Filled with hope

And questions

In awe of each day’s fresh start

Respect for your life

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben