Royal Fault

I spent far too long
battling the jesters in the
courtyard, and forgot
to pacify the king whose
weary, broken crown hung by
his side – tempered by defeat

© Christopher Rupley 2016

(This is one of several beautiful Eastern forms of poetry called Waka. This particular form is named Bussokusekiko, and the syllable count is 5-7-5-7-7-7).

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