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

Thursday, June 2, 2011

An Illegal Alien

Give up
your poet dream.
I've been
writing poetry
since you were swimming
in your daddy's balls.
Day dreamer!

My father
never thought
I could swim
across the Pacific,
from the ideographic
to the alphabetic.

Shot Glass Journal, #4