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from California Tanka Diary from California Tanka Diary 3 Harryette Mullen Meandering through hill-top neighborhood of splendid old mansions, I loiter at wrought-iron gates picketing the senator’s home. * “Where does California’s produce go?” shoppers ask in supermarkets stocked with Mexican avocados and Chinese garlic. * Parking in front of the apartment block, the produce truck driver whose horn announces his arrival with “La Cucaracha.” * Visiting with us in Los Angeles, our friend went out for a sunny walk; returned with wrists bound, misapprehended by cops. * At night our tidy clean green park is locked to keep out rough sleepers who bed down on sidewalks next to shopping carts full of rubbish. * Standing his ground in a pair of elegant leather shoes, offering each passer-by a chance to buy the homeless newspaper. * Within territorial boundaries of contested city blocks, yellow fire hydrants are marked with graffiti signatures. * A homeless woman spends her days collecting odd scraps of paper, then sits in front of the all-night drugstore, poring over them. * Confronting the suspect, police use lethal force against a disorderly mountain lion trespassing in a private yard. * When you see me walking in the neighborhood, stopping to admire your garden, I might be composing a tanka in my head. The Baffler [no.21] ! 33 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Baffler MIT Press

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The BafflerNov 1, 2012

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MIT Press
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© 2012 Harryette Mullen
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1059-9789
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2164-926X
DOI
10.1162/BFLR_a_00089
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from California Tanka Diary 3 Harryette Mullen Meandering through hill-top neighborhood of splendid old mansions, I loiter at wrought-iron gates picketing the senator’s home. * “Where does California’s produce go?” shoppers ask in supermarkets stocked with Mexican avocados and Chinese garlic. * Parking in front of the apartment block, the produce truck driver whose horn announces his arrival with “La Cucaracha.” * Visiting with us in Los Angeles, our friend went out for a sunny walk; returned with wrists bound, misapprehended by cops. * At night our tidy clean green park is locked to keep out rough sleepers who bed down on sidewalks next to shopping carts full of rubbish. * Standing his ground in a pair of elegant leather shoes, offering each passer-by a chance to buy the homeless newspaper. * Within territorial boundaries of contested city blocks, yellow fire hydrants are marked with graffiti signatures. * A homeless woman spends her days collecting odd scraps of paper, then sits in front of the all-night drugstore, poring over them. * Confronting the suspect, police use lethal force against a disorderly mountain lion trespassing in a private yard. * When you see me walking in the neighborhood, stopping to admire your garden, I might be composing a tanka in my head. The Baffler [no.21] ! 33

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Published: Nov 1, 2012

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