Tanka: Under the Sun


Crises sharpen minds:
Escaping to the country
Starting a new life
We must reclaim who we are
Our freedom under the sun

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Tanka: Mad Situation

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Did I ask for this?
Who’s forcing it upon me?
I say take it down
I will refuse to kowtow
My life is always my own

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Tanka: Manifesto

grayscale photo of baby feet with father and mother hands in heart signs
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No left and no right
I exist at the centre
My family first
My community second
Building blocks of the nations

copyright Francis Barker 2020