Clear this idle deck
I’m to force friends to duel
Planks won’t walk themselves
When laggard swords aren’t talking
Love pains me to be shipwrecked
For Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 121, “Slow & Work,” #SynonymsOnly, I used idle and laggard for slow, and force and pains for synonyms of work. This time ’round, my usage of “dual” synonyms gives this a bit of fun with having “duel” as a title.