bare maple tree
standing on the front lawn…
with no one around
I speak to it
in my mother tongue
2011 "Best of the Best" Poetry Award (Tanka Category)
selected by the Founding Editor of Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine
A Room of My Own: Choked to Death Tanka - written in response to the Gerald Stanley verdict *nation to nation* slides off PM's tongue so easily an "Indian" choked to death by an all-white jury Note...