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

Thursday, October 2, 2014

We shall overcome someday ...

the flurry of white
between church steeples
in Ferguson
a line of police
clad in battle fatigues

the cops dart in
cleaving the crowd in two --
a black woman
yells in her husky voice
Don't be afraid! Stand your ground

Ferguson at dusk ...
his bony hands in the air
a black man
standing his ground
as police fire tear gas

NeverEnding Story, September 29, 2014