Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Room of My Own: Yet Again

black neighborhood
patrol cars rattling
clouds of dust

noonday silence ...
rows and rows of policemen,
hooded youth

Note: The haiku set, Yet Again,  is a sequel poem to the following tanka set, Bitter Place and Broken Dream, which was first published in Atlas Poetica, 21, 2015:

our skin
is the scarlet letter
on this chilly night
a man with his hands up

columns of smoke
from a commercial strip
the banner
Black Lives Matter
stained with mud and blood

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