De-Evolution Tanka

(Hypophora is a figure of speech in which a writer raises a question and then immediately provides an answer to it.)

My response to this week’s Scribbling Prompt #11 at Poets And Storytellers United uses hypophora in reverse, providing the answer before asking the question: 

The times are changing.
I know what we used to say:
All You Need Is Love.
Now they just spit in your face.
Where have all the flowers gone?


Hang in there, Brothers and Sisters.
Caring for each other is caring for yourself.

7 thoughts on “De-Evolution Tanka

  1. You took the prompt to the next level! This is a brilliant tanka! 😃 Thank you so much for adding your voice to the prompt. 💝

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