Sunday, June 7, 2020

A Room of My Own: Black Rage Tanka

in memory of Malcolm X

the White House
in scorching heat
waves of black rage
against this Great Wall
of riot shields


  1. Share with you the following words of wisdom from Malcolm X:

    1 Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.

    2 A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.

    3 If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.

  2. "You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it." Malcolm X
    patriotism -
    the smallest room
    in the mansion
    Simon Hanson
    Failed Haiku, April 2017