I open up the eyes
of the fading past
trapped between the four walls
of my rented room
published in the April 2011 issue of Four and Twenty
One Man's Maple Moon: New Life Tanka by Lesley Anne Swanson - *English Original* gold coins sewn in her worn coat the child no one notices bound for a new life *A Hundred Gourds,* 1:3, June 2012 Lesley Anne Swanson ...