“A Deep Warm Smile” Tanka 560


You both-sides bigots

just go watch some sixth graders:

see ‘The War’ you lost!

 

Blind man could not tell who-which

kids being kids before class!*

 

  • (Friday at Sanford Middle School I watched boys and girls of myriad hues and degrees of melanin teasing, hugging, laughing and holding an easy-close door for each other – as if they deliberately chose to have friendships and companionships with one-another without regard to hangups of elder generations.  Damn! But that felt good!)

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