Tendril Love

(A haiku of hypocoristic metaphors)

Bloodied revulsion,
the brittle overstrung life,
a sanguine comfort.

Lengthening shadows,
abject furtherance exhorts,
anchoring largesse.

Presumptuous fate,
an abundance to bequeath,
underpinning hope.

[This haiku takes root – or rather, support – from the tendril. The tendril is a modified stem or leaf and is a threadlike, prehensile, chemotropic appendage which possesses a twining tendency that helps it support and anchor a vining plant. In the frame are the leaves and the first tender tendril of my pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo).]

– Narendra Nayak © 2021

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