Three Breakfast Tanka

 

grey day

on the west coast

still

the eggs are sunny side up and

first forsythia brightens the table

 

last night’s tiff

is forgotten as freshly made

granola

perfumes the table and honesty

glistens in a pewter vase

 

porridge

in pottery bowls and

a jar of maple syrup

as we watch the first hummingbird

sample its sugar water