the 15th tanka in the sequence about diasporic experiences
their coarse voices
Wow! Chinaman s-peak-s En-gli-sh
by a room of silence
... my Bruce Lee kick in the air
Atlas Poetica, 15, 2013
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...