This Tanka Is Just for Fun

A tanka to say: thanks a lot! Not!

Medium’s bosses
Gave those bonuses again.
Well, where’s my bonus?
Consistently they write, huh?
Maybe I’ll try that. Can’t hurt!

This tanka is proof I can pout with the best of them! Come on, even that sentence is meant to be funny.

I am happy for the latest Medium bonus winners. I admire their productivity.

I wrote one poem in February, nothing in March, one poem in April, and finally 13 poems and articles in May. So my trajectory is upward, although I realize much more is needed if my goal is to earn a bonus.

Earning a bonus would be nice, but I won’t lose sleep worrying about it. My life keeps calling me away to take care of other priorities. But, who knows? I’m old enough to never say never about anything.

Back to my point, I am happy for this month’s bonus earners. We really can’t call them bonus winners, I guess, since they definitely earned them.

So, keep your momentum up, bonusers (bonusees?) I hope to be among the others joining you soon. Or sometime.

Thanks for reading this. And smiling, I hope. You can find more of my stories, poems, and sometimes a little sarcasm by following the link here.

Writing on whatever strikes my mood, from politics to humor (or a combination of the two), to spirituality, or whatever else shows up. Retired, not in retreat.

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