by Masago: Rengay #7 (Oct 28 - Nov 3) Summary
Under a Sleeve
Revealing itself / upon a banana leaf — October wind.
Tree foliage descends — naked limbs emerge.
A battleship tattoo / under a sleeve rolled-up — blood-pressure test.
Fast-food server — my order taken between / tongue-ring flashes.
A rabbit-sized lump — the snake barely slithers.
Pink popcorn — a plastic toy whistle / at the box's bottom.
The central theme of this rengay is "Revealed" with a secondary theme of "Food Related". In verse 3 there is a reference to a tattoo. It was common for men to have tattoos that reflected their virility and strength. A depiction of a battleship would be one such image. It is ironical now that his strength may be in question with this blood pressure examination. As kids we'd gobble down the Lucky Pink Elephant popcorn (verse 6) to get to the cheap toy which was invariably at the bottom.
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