Sunday, April 15, 2018

A Room Of My Own: Barbed-Wire Fence Tanka

raindrops dripping
off a barbed-wire fence
town people walk past
as if nothing happened
on the other side

Note: The poem above could be read as a prequel to the following tanka:

raindrops dripping
off the chain-link fence
a child migrant
stares into the sky
as if someone were coming

Tanka Society of America Members’ Anthology, 2017

Chen-ou Liu

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