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Harryette Mullen
Harryette Mullen
Harryette Mullen was born in Florence, Alabama, and raised in Fort Worth,...
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Tanka Diary [Awakened too early on Saturday morning]
by Harryette Mullen
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Tanka Diary [Don't need picket fences, brick wall]

by Harryette Mullen

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.
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