Tuesday, March 30, 2021

A Room of My Own: Worry-Free Life Tanka

a cargo ship
freed at last in the canal ...
this passage
to a worry-free life
blocked by my skin color

AddedOne Hundred Ninety-Third Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

more variant cases
the wintry chill
in a raven's call 

Added: This Brave New World, I

outside the store
an Asian woman kicked
by white men ...
a security guard shakes his head
then closes the entrance door

1 comment:

  1. My tanka below could be read as a sequel:

    behind my back
    they whisper "slanted eyes"...
    in a dream
    I unzip my skin,
    put on another

    Highly Commended,5th Kokako Tanka Competition