19 Nov 2016 – Five Penitential Tanka

1
Your righteous anger
aimed at all, except yourself?
Your hands, undirtied –
the beneficiary
of the sweatshops and the mines?

2
Curved thighs of cattle
strut the sidewalk – just for you,
and your inspection.
Blowup sex dolls without souls –
or are their eyes your mirror?

3
Sing Hallelujah!
Tell yourself you’re not like them,
but God’s spoilt favorite!
What does ‘color-blindness’ mean?
You’re bloodstained – but can’t see it.

4
A time for weeping.
Stop your flinging jagged stones –
this is Your judgment!
Every gainsaid guilty plea
means this goes on forever.

5
You speak of sorrow.
Can you hold this in your heart?
Do you still have one?
Christ descended from his throne –
can you do likewise, white-child?

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