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.
Harryette Mullen's work is driven by wordplay, allusion, and popular cliche, and is centered in a larger tradition of African American writing.
Date Published: 2010-10-27
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/tanka-diary-dont-need-picket-fences-brick-wall