Tanka Diary [Don't need picket fences, brick wall]

Don't need picket fences, brick wall,
or razor wire. Our home's protected by
prickly pear cactus and thorny bougainvillea.


Native or not, you're welcome in our gardens.
Lavender's dress is not so vibrant as your
green trousers and purple velour sleeves.

Copyright © 2010 by Harryette Mullen. Used with permission of the author.