Full English


Full English Breakfast.
‘My body is a temple’
We pray over plates
Of bacon, sausage and fat.
A heart attack on a plate.

I am using the Japanese form of Tanka, However I am using the English definition of syllable, counting a diphthong as one syllable rather than two in Japanese and nor counting the final n sound as a syllable.

This poem was first published as a reply to a poem by Kayla Sweeney.

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