#TankaTuesday Challenge 269 Tanka Prose

The chicken coop crafted from pallet boards and nails stands strong in our backyard through blizzards and at least one tornado. We watch the Ameraucana hens peck and prance through the dry grasses, looking forward to spring’s warm breath. Foreboding clouds swirl overhead with the threat of rain, and we spot the twist of sudden lightning in the distance.

gray speckled bodies

skip-hop up narrow ladder

seeking shelter now

gunmetal gloom overhead

thunder rumbles pallet home

I attempted my first Tanka prose for Colleen’s weekly #TankaTuesday Challenge. My husband built our chicken coop four years ago with some free pallet boards from his work site, a couple YouTube videos, and his scrappy ingenuity.

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