A Touch of Gold

A Tanka Inspired by a Friend’s Photograph

King Midas was here
Snapping his golden fingers
Making the world shine
What he didn’t realize:
It was priceless already

My friend Pat makes inspiringly gorgeous photographs. They speak to me with words that I wasn’t expecting, words that I write down. She has graciously agreed to collaborate, so you can expect to see more of these pairings! Pat is super talented, and beautiful inside and out: please have a look at her other work here.

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