Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Politics/Poetics of Re-Homing, XIII

Mr. Lou
your foreign credentials not...

pinned by his gaze
I am an immigrant
with black slanted eyes

Atlas Poetica, 15, July 2013

Note: you can read its preceding tanka or the whole sequence here

1 comment:

  1. The concluding phrase is related to the century-old racist attitide that people with 'slanted/slant eyes', yellow skin and a silly sing-song way of jabbering must be inferior to upstanding.

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