Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Friday, March 26, 2010


Every year, together, my parents light a candle on my birthday cake, giving thanks to their God for the blessings I’ve received. Then I close my eyes, make a wish, and blow out the candle with my own breath.

birthday cakes
one on top
of another
pushing me down
six feet under

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