compassion rules (tanka)

The Tear at Deviantart.com © Paul Shanghai

crazed gnats buzz
seek prey by the riverside
stunned
they all turn away
saw a tear roll down her cheek

tiny but strong
even gnats have compassion
despite small bellies
tear filled face
message of true chagrin

© Tournesol ’15

https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/haiku-horizons-prompt-tear/