person with toy airplane on world map
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on

Colors of nations
wiped out by the pandemic
countries mask themselves
flights languishing on the grounds
world captive within borders.

A tanka follows the syllable count of 5/7/5/7/7

Reena exploration challenge #143


57 thoughts on “Hostage!”

  1. Wow! “countries mask themselves”; “world captive within borders.” You are a master, I think, at creating powerful pieces with such few words! This is really, really, really wonderful as usual!

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