Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Blueline and Red Thread: Under the Skin, II

on the rooftop
a line of black women
waving their hands ...
a summer dream turns white
(written on the day before the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina)

our skin
is the scarlet letter
on this chilly night
a man with his hands up
(Atlas Poetica, 21, 2015)

Note:  "Under the Skin" is the second themed section of  Blueline and Red Thread, the first collection of sociopolitical tanka."  And you can read the preceding tanka here.

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