This week is a photoprompt in the Colleen Chesebro’s #Tanka Tuesday Challenge 222 Photoprompt – Anita Dawes from last month’s challenge has provided the photo for this month’s challenge and I have created a stacked double etheree.
with promise of wealth
but is only fool’s gold
for those who worked this parched land
leaving abandoned reminders
of mankind’s lack of resilience
beneath the scorching power of the sun.
Even metal and brick cannot withstand
onslaught of scouring winds over time
and just one withered tree remains
of a once vibrant forest
felled to fuel human needs
thoughtless and greedy
of its chance
©Sally Cronin 2021
There is still time to participate in this week’s challenge: Colleen Chesebro’s #Tanka Tuesday Challenge 222 Photoprompt
Thanks for dropping in and I hope you enjoyed my poem…thanks Sally.