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

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Black Friday: A Kyoka Sequence

Thanksgiving night
Yo, all the iPods are gone
a man yells to the line
of cross-border shoppers
who camp outside Best Buy

my first time
to sleep at Best Buy
she smiles
as a shouting match
erupts inside the store

the staff yells
the 47-inch flat screens
are sold out
people waiting outside
shiver in the cold morning

Published in Sketchbook, 6:4, July/August 2011