An H.R.R. Gorman in its Natural Habitat – #Nonet

selective focus photography of hour glass

Rays of sunshine tickle me to wake.
I stumble around for coffee,
Then bumble in to work.
The air heats up outside
While I sit and type,
‘Til my stomach
Rumbles and
Too quickly.
But I go home
Before my butt hurts
From sitting in the chair.
I relax and watch movies
Then lament the day is waste
By the time sleep welcomes me at dusk.


Welcome to this week’s response to Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday #140, Light and Dark! I chose to use the nonet with its hourglass shape to symbolize the passage of time and talk about how I waste so much of it!

Though I lied because I don’t drink coffee or really watch movies (I watch TV, lol).

Photo by samer daboul on

28 thoughts on “An H.R.R. Gorman in its Natural Habitat – #Nonet

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      Nope. I’ve never liked it, then I developed heart issues for which I have to keep my caffeine consumption down, so I don’t see the point anymore. I sometimes drink tea, but it’s usually herbal or decaf.

  1. Jules says:

    Not all verse needs to be autobiographical πŸ˜‰
    And sometimes we alter words and concepts to fit themes.
    It’s called Poetic Licence πŸ™‚

  2. Colleen Chesebro says:

    H. R. what a fabulous take on the passage of time. I love the humor and the shape of the two nonets. This is how they should be written when writing about time. LOL! I’m still chuckling! ❀

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