Part of OctPoWriMo prompt today talks about tortured in the context of love, where, “Torture is defined as ‘the action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or to force them to do or say something, or for the pleasure of the person inflicting the pain.’ ” One of the suggested forms is senryu.
My plan was to write after going to lunch with my mother and my cousin. Both of their birthdays fall in the next week or so. My mother and I have had a very rocky path together and we’ve been estranged for the past so many months. I told my cousin she could invite my mother for lunch today so we can at least be on speaking terms again. I wondered how it would go. The following senryu is a 100% accurate telling of how it went.
at her birthday lunch –
she smiles but keeps commenting
forks make good weapons