Monday, August 7, 2017

A Room of My Own: White Hammer and Black Nail Tanka

to a white hammer
everything looks
like a black nail
in the summer heat
police batons swinging

1 comment:

  1. The following is a tanka sequence that could be read as a sequel to the tanka above:

    "Bitter Place and Broken Dream"

    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

    Atlas Poetica, 21, 2015