The Slide

Bone weary;

this drama has me

soul fatigued;


perform faux democracy;

facts erased; side-lined.


Antonia Sara Zenkevitch


a shadorma in grateful response to Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge words to find synonyms for: ‘hobby’ and ‘play’

(alternative text for below photo: an ambiguous graduated grey – a wall or misty window no one can see through)

black and white gray grey smooth
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  1. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    A beautiful Shadorma, Antonia.

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thank you so much!

      1. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

        My pleasure Antonia.

  2. I agree with Helene–lovely! ❤

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thank you!!

  3. I feel the same energy floating around the world. Excellent political commentary spoke through a Shadorma. Amazing capture of feelings. ❤

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thank you Colleen! I’m grateful for the prompt. ♥️

      1. You did wonderful. ❤️

      2. antoniazen says:

        Thank you! 🙂♥️

      3. antoniazen says:


  4. Vashti Q says:

    I can totally relate to this feeling of soul fatigue at times. Wonderful Shadorma. 🙂

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thank-you Vashti, I’m sorry you feel it too, but I’m so glad my Shadorma spoke to you.

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