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: Border Gate Tanka - a touch of winter sunlight ... the barefoot boy waits with two backpacks at the border gate Note: My haiku below could be read as a sequel to the tanka abov...