Tanka: ‘Dark Times’

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Poem: A Revelation

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One day, it may be right now
I will read Revelation again

What’s that? You don’t understand?
You say it’s mumbo-jumbo

that no one truly believes it
Well I’m not saying I do

I am a seeker, restless
I want to know the facts

and if John’s words lead me closer
to some truth

then so be it and I will pause
stop, digest it

however unpalatable
because I need to be prepared

Don’t let me be the one who says
I told you so

copyright Francis Barker 2019